Cool breeze today; mild and sunny for St. Patrick’s Day weekend


Some clouds this morning will clear out as the day progresses, helping to combat that cool wind. It will still be breezy at times, with a sustained northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph. The ample sunshine by this afternoon will help high temperatures get back into the mid to upper 40s, to right around 50°.

The wind finally settles down tonight with just a light 5 mph wind, under a clear sky. That will help temperatures bottom out in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

A chilly start to the weekend will see temperatures turn mild once again. A bounty of sunshine for Saturday will go along with high temperatures in the 50s to right around 60. A clear sky during the overnight hours will once again allow temperatures to bottom out in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

Saint Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, and it’s shaping up to a day filled with pleasant weather! If you’re planning on checking out parades, like the downtown Topeka parade at noon, temperatures will have already rebounded back into the low to mid 40s. With a mostly sunny sky throughout the entire day, high temperatures later on in the afternoon will still get into the 50s. 

It will be slightly cooler for Monday with highs in the upper 40s and 50s, but there will still be plenty of sunshine overhead. More clouds build in Monday night into Tuesday as our next system gets closer.

There is the ever-so-slight chance of a few wet snowflakes/wintry mix for some westeren areas early Tuesday morning. Otherwise, it’s mainly a rain chance of some scattered showers for Tuesday.

Beyond Tuesday, things dry right back out as temperatures max out right around 60° for Wednesday and Thursday.

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