Since fields are still too wet, and there is widespread flooding along the Missouri River, it was great to see that most rain amounts from the weekend were very low. That helps our situation considerably, but there is a strong low pressure area heading this way for late week. Rain will likely be more substantial and some storms may become strong to borderline severe.
Clouds and spotty drizzle were the dominate features Monday before partly sunny conditions kicked in for the afternoon. Temps only reached the mid to upper 50s in most spots, and the north/northeast wind wasn’t too strong.
Today, we try to get more sunshine. Temperatures are a little cooler this morning, but numbers this afternoon should be close to normal for late March. It should be a very pleasant day across northeast Kansas.
Greater Topeka Tuesday…
Wind: SE 8-16
Wednesday should have much warmer temps, but wind could be really strong. It will likely be in the 20-35mph category for much of the midday and afternoon. A low pressure system near California should arrive in the nations’ midsection by Thursday. Warmer air from Mexico and Texas get pulled north to give us our warmest temps of the season. Even though we haven’t hit 70 degrees officially, the time is rapidly approaching.
Some storms Thursday and Thursday evening might be strong. Rainy periods can be expected Friday with occasional thunder possible. Showers may linger into daybreak Saturday with much cooler air. Sunshine will make a comeback Sunday and Monday as temps try to climb once more.
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Warmer today, then very warm and windy tomorrow…
KSNT Meteorologist David George