Another hot day before Friday’s cold front

We’re tracking another classic summer day across Northeast Kansas. High temperatures will soar into the lower 90s, area-wide this afternoon. We have been tracking a little ‘disturbance’ throughout N. Central Kansas most of the morning too. The isolated storms across our north/west counties will continue to fizzle out in the coming hours. Expect wall-to-wall sunshine to prevail today, out ahead of a large cold front taking aim at our neck of the woods…just in time for the weekend.

Speaking of – we’re getting a VERY good handle on the timing of Friday’s weather-maker. At this point is looks like MOST of the rain will fall Friday evening, with only some remnant rains into the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. In fact, widespread thunderstorms will roll northwest to southeast throughout our area starting out in N.Central Kansas around 4pm on Friday. The line of heavy rain should be along (or south) of I-35 prior to midnight – so that gives you a pretty good idea at when to expect the rain. Plan for a wet Friday evening, no matter where you live in Northeast Kansas…but the pay-off is worth it with MUCH cooler weather over the weekend.

We’re tracking daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s starting immediately on Saturday. For some context here, our average high temperature for this time of the year is 89°. We’ll fall 10-20° below seasonal standards this weekend. High temperatures will hangout in the 70s on Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows in the 50s. Talk about an early start to Fall! Save some money on your energy bills this weekend and give your A/C units a break. Crisp, autumn-like nights will make for some splendid sleeping weather. This major cool-down is NOT a ‘flash in the pan’ either. We keep temperatures ‘below average’ most of next week. Skies should stay ‘mostly sunny’ starting on Saturday and significant clouds won’t drift back in until Tuesday. That’s when we’re tracking another storm system that will likely help us finish the month with countless rain chances and consistently cool temperatures.

You’re already in the right place for the latest weather information across Northeast Kansas. Keep checking back for regular forecast updates in the coming days – we’ve got your back! Stay tuned.

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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