We’re tracking unseasonably warm weather across Northeast Kansas today – high temperatures will be soaring into the middle and upper 80s. This early October warming is all out ahead of a cold front that will bring rain chances and much cooler weather with it, as it slices through tonight. We’ll watch the cloud cover increase throughout the late afternoon and early evening hours, as the cold front moves in from the northwest. At this point, it looks like the rain chances will be predominately along and south of I-70, well after sunset. Some of the northern counties might see a few brief, passing showers. However, the bulk of the rain chances will be south of the Turnpike, late tonight.
Some of those late-night showers will linger over our southern counties into the pre-dawn hours of Friday. That’s when we start to clear things out from north to south, as cool north breezes surge into Northeast Kansas in the wake of this weather-maker. In fact, daytime temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s to end the work and school week; that’s some 20-30° cooler in less than a 24-hour time period!
Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert