Tracking another active weather day

This image made from a Tuesday, May 24, 2016 video by KWTV-KOTV, shows a funnel cloud moving across the field near Dodge City in Ford County, Kan. Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains. (KWTV-KOTV via AP)

*ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS TODAY: 5 – 10PM

More severe weather is expected this evening, including a few tornadoes.
More severe weather is expected this evening, including a few tornadoes.

We’re tracking another active weather day across Northeast Kansas. Stay ‘weather aware’ as all modes of severe weather are possible this evening. The cold front we’ve been talking about for quite some time will finally slide through our neck of the woods today. It’s going to move west-to-east across our backyards. The timing for the strongest storms will be around 5pm for our north/west counties and around 9pm for our south/east counties. Most of the storms will be east of the viewing area and into places like Kansas City by 10 or 11pm. We will dry things out overnight with breezy north winds helping us clear out Friday morning.

Speaking of – we’re tracking much cooler weather just in time for the holiday weekend. Lows will dip into the 40s by tomorrow morning – leaving daytime temps in the 50s and 60s. For some context, our average high temperatures (falling seemingly by the day) is now down to 72°. We’ll be some 10°+ ‘below average’ on Friday. For those keeping score at home – that will be about a 40° temperature change in less than 12 hours. Who doesn’t love fall cold fronts? Temperature will bottom out on Saturday morning, though. We’re tracking temps in the 30s (yes, you read that correctly) to start Columbus Day Weekend. We’re also entering a more tranquil weather pattern this weekend. Skies will remain fairly clear starting on Friday afternoon and lasting through the early part of next week. High temperatures will be fairly seasonal throughout this stretch – expect lower/middle 70s. We’ll be tracking the chance for a few rain showers on Columbus Day (Monday). But other than that, more meaningful rain should hold off until next Wednesday. Stay tuned as we track next week’s rain chances in the coming days.

You’re already in the right place for the latest weather information across Northeast Kansas. Be sure to check back for regular forecast updates, as tonight’s weather-maker approaches. You can also download our KSNT Storm Track Weather App for free right here. It’s also available (for free) on your local mobile marketplace – Android, iPhone, etc. It’s the very best way to get an up-to-the-minute forecast on-the-go! No matter where you are, we’re always watching and always tracking!

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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