Emerging sunshine this afternoon, rain/snow to start the weekend

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Clouds will continue to decrease from west to east as the system that brought us the snow last night pushes further to the northeast. As sunshine emerges through the second half of the day, temperatures will finally get above freezing for most. That sunnier and warmer weather will help melt away some of last night’s snow.

A mainly clear sky and light wind for tonight will quickly allow temperatures to take a tumble. Overnight lows will bottom out in the teens and 20s across northeast Kansas.

A partly to mostly cloudy sky for Thursday could see a few raindrops clip some northern and western areas during the afternoon and early evening. Even so, it will be even warmer as highs max out in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Clouds increase throughout the day on Friday as some scattered rain showers become a possibility during the afternoon and evening. This will be just a rain chance as high temperatures get into the low to mid 40s for Friday.

Rain chances increase heading into Saturday morning, but some spots could see those cold raindrops mix in with some wet snowflakes and freezing rain. Aside from the northwest corner that could wake up to a wintry mix Saturday morning, most spots will contend with rain, at first.

As Saturday progresses, colder air is progged to start moving in from northwest to southeast. For the northwestern areas, highs may not get above the mid 30s. To the southeast, highs will get well above freezing in the 40s, to even close to 50° for the extreme southeastern corner.

This warmer sector ahead of the colder air could provide enough force for some embedded thunderstorms to develop within that swath of rain late in the morning into the early afternoon. However, as Saturday progresses from afternoon to evening and more of that cold air catches up, more spots will see that rain change over to freezing rain and finally snow. Winds will be breezy at times, as well, so as the snow falls, it may get easily blown around and result in lowered visibilities.

This forecast is still a few days out though, so the exact details will continued to be tweaked. Make sure to check back often for the latest updates from the KSNT Storm Track weather team!

Beyond that, we catch a brief break on Sunday with sunshine and high temperatures hovering right around 40°. However, there may be another chance of snow looming to move in for Monday.

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