TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The freezing spell broke today and we hit 40 degrees this afternoon after being below freezing since last Friday night. It will still be cold in the teens tonight in many areas, so expect a chilly night. Thursday will be similar to today, however a cold front is expected Thursday afternoon. The weak front will have weak impacts on our time. Expect to see temperatures still around 40 degrees on Friday.
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This evening: Mostly clear. Lowest in mid-teens to early 20s. Winds from S/W around 5 km/h.
Tomorrow: A weak cold front makes its way leading to a wide difference in highs and perhaps a faster cooling in the afternoon than is typical for this time of year. Highs will range from about 40° near the Nebraska border to about 50° near I-35. Winds W/N 5-15, gusts up to 25 mph behind the front. Aside from some cloud near the Nebraska border, sunny skies will likely remain for most of northeastern KS.
Another freezing night with lows in the teens for Thursday night with wind chills near zero for most areas but warming back in the mid 30’s to 40’s Friday afternoon with plenty of sunshine.
This weekend will be mild on both days, including much warmer lows and only 20s to 30s with highs in the 50s. I wouldn’t be surprised if some spots get close to 60° on both days, but the biggest impact will be more clouds and stronger winds on Saturday than Sunday. Gusts of 30-35 mph are expected on Saturday, while wind gusts will only be up to 15 mph on Sunday.
With mild temperatures continuing into Monday, a cold front pushes into Tuesday leading to cooler temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday. Models still differ on rain Monday night with one model keeping it completely dry, but suggest at least some rain Monday night on the other 2 long range models so will keep it into day 8. Confidence is high right now that all rain should remain, but certainly continuing to monitor Monday night’s low around zero and that there could be some patchy spots on Tuesday morning.