We’re tracking a tranquil start to the final full week of February. Expect high temperatures around 50° this afternoon with noticeably lighter winds. Cloud cover will increase today, as we track a cold front swinging through Northeast Kansas by tomorrow. This frontal surface will pass through dry, for nearly everyone. However, a few spots could see a quick-moving rain shower tomorrow afternoon/evening. This meager chance for rain stands as our best chance for precipitation over the next week. As promised, this overall dry and tranquil weather pattern persists into March.
There is a major difference between this week’s forecast and last week’s: Temperatures will be MUCH cooler this week. Despite the ‘cooler’ weather, high temperatures will be at/above average all week, though. There does NOT seem to be a big warm-up as we close out the month. Last week we saw some record-breaking warmth with highs pushing 80°. That trend is not continuing this week. The warmest day of the next 7-10 days should be Saturday, where we’ll tracking highs into the lower/middle 60s. Still not bad, considering our average high temperature for this time of the year sits at 46°.
Overall, daytime temperatures will hang out in the 40s and 50s this week – with more sunshine than clouds. The winds shouldn’t be much of an issue, either. We don’t expect any wind-related warnings or burning advisories. Tuesday will be gusty, though, as we track that cold front. Other than that, this week looks quiet and tranquil. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know. In fact, you’re already in the right place for the latest information on Northeast Kansas’ wacky weather. Stay tuned.
Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert