Mini cold front slashes temps this afternoon

Expect high temperatures in the upper 40s today, under those bountiful blue skies. A mini cold front will be moving through our neck of the woods this afternoon. Highs will happen around midday and then the temps will start to fall this afternoon – hours before sunset. Light west winds will become gusty northerly winds this afternoon. Expect a north wind behind the cold front to gust upwards of 20 mph at times. Despite hard freezes in the forecast the next couple nights, we’ll keep those afternoon temps in the 50s! We’re still tracking the off chance for an isolated rain shower or sprinkle on Veterans Day too. However, there just isn’t much moisture to work with right now. In other words, don’t plan on much rain (or snow) anytime soon! So, keep those outdoor plans for the holiday weekend – just grab a jacket. The weather will definitely hold up for any outdoor festivities and celebrations you’ve got planned for our fine veterans this weekend.

We’re still tracking a much-needed warm-up starting this Veterans Day Weekend. There’s no question it’s been cold since the week before Halloween. However, longer range computer models are suggesting we’ll actually be ‘warm’ for the rest of November. Temperatures are such a relative quantity in the world of weather. Our average high temperature for this time of the year continues to fall. It’s now down to 58°. However, we won’t be back up above that seasonal standard until early next week. It’s a slow process, but we’ll eventually get those temps back onto the ‘plus side’ of what’s ‘normal’ for mid-November. Expect lots of sunshine leading up to the holiday weekend too (finally). We’ve cleared those stubborn clouds and now the sun can do it’s thing!

It’s also worth mentioning that day AND nighttime temperatures will be warming over the next 7-10 days. We’ll turn those hard freezes into the 40s by early next week. And at the same time, expect highs boosting into the lower 60s. It’s going to start FEELING a lot nicer across these parts leading up to Thanksgiving. Just to reiterate – guidance is showing a fairly strong trend toward ‘warmer than average’ temps for the rest of November. Imagine a world where our coldest Halloween in decades happens in the same year it’s 65° or 70° on Turkey Day. That could be our reality this year! Sometimes you just have to laugh at Mother Nature because we’re positive she’s doing the same to us! As always, if anything changes you’ll be the first to know. We’ll keep our eyes on those computer models over the next several days, tweaking the extended forecast as we see fit. 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 the slightly warmer weather moves in. 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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