Bitterly cold for Monday, gradual warm-up throughout the week

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*A wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 am on Monday for Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Lyon, Shawnee, Osage, Jefferson, and Douglas counties.*

Little to no cloud cover is expected for tonight, allowing temperatures to plummet even more. Low temperatures by early Monday morning will hover around zero, and wil evenl be a few degrees below zero in spots. The colder the air temperature, the less of a wind that is needed to add that bitterly cold bite to the air. A lighter northwest and west wind at 5 to 10 mph will be enough to drop wind chills to -10° to -25° by daybreak on Monday.

Monday will see plenty of sunshine, helping temperatures get back into the upper teens for most, with ‘warmer’ wind chills in the single digits by the afternoon.

Beyond Monday though, temperatures will start to slightly improve. Morning temperatures on Tuesday will be in the single digits with wind chills as cold as -5° to -10°, before high temperatures get into the 20s that afternoon.

This will only be the start of a gradual warm-up that will take place throughout the week. A mix of sun and clouds will go along with highs in the 30s to right around 40°.

Thursday morning will start off below freezing with low temperatures in the 20s, before cracking into the 40s later in the day. That temperature jump as our next system moves in could bring in some wet snowflakes during the morning before it changes over to a rain chance late in the day.

High temperatures in the 40s for Friday will get bumped up a notch for Saturday, as high temperatures finally close in on 50° once again. However, one of the warmest days of this week will contend with some wet weather as rain chances return for Saturday, as well.

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