Northeast Kansas has reached a new record high for March 19. The original record high in Topeka was 82 degrees – set back in 1907. We went up to 89 degrees in the capital city. That is the earliest date that temperature has ever been felt in the area.
Clouds are moving out of the area tonight- making way for mostly clear skies. The breezy south winds will help keep temperatures on the mild side tonight as we are expected to go down to the upper 50’s. Patchy fog could form late tonight into early tomorrow morning so take it easy traveling if you encounter it during your Monday morning commute.
A dry cold front will pass through for Monday. It will change our winds to a more northerly direction, bumping our highs back down into the middle 70s. Rain could move in as early as Tuesday, with a better chance of rain for Wednesday through Friday as our next major storm system is set to move in. As it stands right now, some thunderstorm development is possible for Thursday and Friday. Still too early to tell if we will be dealing with strong to severe storms during this period. We’ll be keeping our eyes on this over the next several days. Even with the rain and storm chances, temperatures will stay mild in the 50s and 60s beyond Monday.
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Vanessa Alonso