Chilly weather for Thanksgiving Eve

We’re tracking the coldest day of the week. Today, temperatures will be trapped in the 40s…for the most part. Spots in the Flint Hills and south of I-70 MIGHT make a run at 50°. However, it’s going to FEEL even colder when you factor in the gusty northwest winds. Expect wind chills (yes, wind chills) in the upper 30s and lower 40s today. Brrr!

Sky conditions will improve throughout the day, but it’ll be a ‘slow go.’ If you’re traveling today – Mother Nature is on your side. Inclement weather is moving AWAY from Northeast Kansas, no matter the direction you’re headed. Safe travels! By sunset, skies will be ‘partly sunny’ with ‘mostly clear’ skies expected overnight. Temperatures will crash under those cloud-free skies, though. Lows will plummet into the upper 20s to start Thanksgiving. Despite the chilly start, tomorrow’s forecast is looking great! Wall-to-wall sunshine will help highs into the middle/upper 50s! Overall, the upcoming holiday weekend is going to be nice. In fact, we won’t have another chance for rain until early next week. So once again, we’re getting ourselves into a prolonged stretch of tranquil weather. Highs will warm into the 60s by Saturday and Sunday with a boost from more late November sunshine. The next several mornings will be chill, though. But that’s to be expected this time of the year. Grab the hats and winter jackets if you’re one of those crazed ‘Black Friday’ shoppers. Temps will be falling through the 30s…early on ‘Black Friday.’

We’ll be watching a pending storm system later this weekend. A couple computer models are trying to paint some raindrops over our neck of the woods on Sunday. The trend is still for most of it to miss us (again) and bring snow and heavier rain to places north/east of Kansas. Regardless, we’ll keep a close eye on it – there’s still loads of time for ‘wiggle room.’ One thing is certain about the extended forecast, though – by this time next week temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s…during that day. That’s right, the coldest air mass so far this season will plunge into the Plains to start December. Stay tuned.

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 next week’s potential weather-maker gets closer.. 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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