More warm weather before big time changes this weekend

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We’re tracking another unseasonably warm day across Northeast Kansas. However, high temperatures might be a degree or two ‘cooler’ today (compared to yesterday). We’re tracking highs in the middle/upper 80s, but with help from south breezes – a few spots will reach 90° again today. Our average high temperature continues to fall – it’s slid down to 78° for this time of the year.

Mostly sunny skies dominate the forecast again today. But, humidity levels will be even lower than they have been. In fact, it won’t feel too humid outside today. The muggy air gets dragged back into our neck of the woods tomorrow, though. We’re still tracking a potent cold front to slice through over the weekend, bringing ‘below average’ temperatures and lots of rain along with it. We’ve fine-tuned the weekend forecast too. At this point, showers will start to develop by midday on Saturday. However, most of the widespread rain will hold off until Saturday evening. That’s why high temperatures will have plenty of time to soar through the middle 80s on Saturday with increased humidity levels. MOST of the heavy rain will actually fall overnight into Sunday morning. The recent computer models suggest a drying trend by late Sunday morning, with any and all rain chances south of I-35. If this trend holds, most of Sunday will be dry – especially the afternoon hours. The ‘soaker’ would be nocturnal, as we’re in for a stormy Saturday night. Locally heavy rain upwards of 2″ is likely for some spots across our area throughout this time period. A couple storms might become ‘borderline severe’ with high winds and flooding being the primary threats for severe weather.

Temperatures will plummet into the 40s by Monday morning. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s a 30-40° temperature difference from the temperatures we’ve been having recently. Highs will likely be stuck in the 60s on Monday afternoon, despite lots of late September sunshine. Expect lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s through the end of next week. After this weekend, our next chance for rain is nowhere to be seen – we enter another prolonged stretch of sun-filled weather next week. This time it’s going to look and FEEL like fall!

You’re already in the right place for the latest news and weather information across Northeast Kansas – we’ve got your back here at KSNT Storm Track Weather! Be sure to check back for frequent forecast updates, as we continue to nail down the timing on this weekend’s weather-maker…if anything changes in the coming hours. Stay tuned.

Have a great day and an even better weekend!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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