Partly sunny and windy today, rain chances for Veterans Day

We’re tracking another nice day, complete with partly sunny skies and warmer weather. Very breezy south winds will be gusting up to 30mph at times today. The south breezes will be warm, helping high temperatures come close to 70°. Keep in mind, our seasonal average high for this time of the year is now down to just 58°. This unseasonably warm and windy weather is all out ahead of a rather potent storm system that will pass through Northeast Kansas during the first half of Veterans Day.

A few days ago, Veterans Day looked like a wash-out with a legitimate chance for widespread severe weather. Now…an entirely different story. Cloud cover will continue to increase throughout the evening and overnight period, with scattered showers around for the eastern half of the area – prior to dawn tomorrow. However, the cold front will already be pushing into W. Missouri when it sparks a line of strong thunderstorms. In fact, recent model runs have dry and sun-filled weather after a few brief morning showers pass over our neck of the woods. Chilly air will quickly rush in behind the cold front, sending temperatures into a free-fall by the afternoon/evening. Winds will be surging in from the north and west, bringing the colder air with them. Wrap-around rain showers look likely during the early afternoon along US-36. If the cold air can rush in quick enough, some wet snowflakes could mix with the chilly rain. No accumulation is expected, but it shows that we are headed into the winter season and the weather can change pretty rapidly.

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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