Tracking drier weather this week, clouds linger

We’re tracking drier weather as we start the new work and school week. The cloud cover will be stubborn today, but the skies will be much drier compared to what we saw on Sunday. Northeast Kansas will dry out from the nearly 2″ of rain that fell over the weekend (some spots saw much more rain – Marysville got 4.5″ this weekend). Daytime temperatures will be trapped in the 40s (our average high is only 42°) with wind chills much cooler. We’re tracking westerly winds that will gust close to 30mph at times – keeping wind chills in the 20s and 30s today. Bundle up – you’ll certainly feel the chilly winds today.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the next week. High temperatures will burst into the middle 50s with winds veering and becoming more southerly (a warm wind direction). This unseasonable warming will happen in a brief time frame, before a large cold front that will slice through the Great Plains into Wednesday. How cold will it get? Well, we’re tracking lows in the ‘teens’ and daytime temperatures in the 20s and 30s through Friday, despite wall-to-wall sunshine. For those who wanted more winter-like weather, it will definitely FEEL like winter later this week.

The extended period looks dry as we move with a week of the holiday. The time is ticking if we still want that white Christmas. At this point odds are better that we see a sunny and 56° day like we did last year. Stay tuned.

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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