We’re tracking more summer-like weather across Northeast Kansas through the end of the week. High temperatures will continue to soar into the 90s, under bountiful blue August skies. Humidity levels increase during this time period, with persistent south breezes pumping in warmer weather from the S. Plains. Heat index values will creep up into the triple digits by tomorrow afternoon. Don’t worry, though – BIG CHANGES to the overall weather pattern are coming by Friday night.
Speaking of – we’re tracking a large cold front that will help Fall arrive early this year. This frontal surface will bring widespread rain with it and as of right now, most of the rain will fall on Saturday morning. However, there’s still some ‘wiggle room’ in terms of its timing. We’ll keep fine-tuning the exact arrival of Friday night’s weather-maker over the next 24 hours, so you can plan your weekend accordingly. Despite the high chance for more locally heavy rain, the biggest weather story over the weekend will be the major cool-down. We’re talking October-like weather as early as Saturday. And this isn’t a flash in the pan, either; the cooler weather is going to stick around for a while. Daytime temperatures will hangout in the 60s and 70s (yes, you read that correctly) through the middle of next week. How about overnight lows dipping down into the lower/middle 50s by Sunday morning? Plan to give your A/C units a break this weekend. Dare we suggest to open a few windows as you fall asleep? And believe it or not, it’s been over 3 months (mid-May) since we’ve felt consistently comparable cool weather.
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Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert