Much cooler this weekend, but rain & thunder come first

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​Yesterday, scattered clouds tried to block the sun, and we even had a few random storms toward midday. Temperatures started mild with a building breeze, but a gusty wind helped us reach highs in the low to mid 70s. Topeka hit 75-degrees making it the warmest day of this early spring season.

Showers tried to develop through the overnight, but much of it stayed far west. Upper support should generate scattered thunderstorms through the day. Farmers are still pushed way behind from damp fields, and this rainy spell through Friday doesn’t help. The Royals may have a tough time playing today with t’storms to dodge this afternoon.

Greater Topeka Thursday…
​Highs: 64-68
​Wind: S/SE 8-18

Thankfully it won’t be nearly as windy as 12-24 hours ago. Temps won’t be as warm either. Occasional storms Thursday and Thursday evening might be strong with heavy rain. Rainy periods can be expected for us Friday with some random thunder possible and temperatures start dropping a touch.

Showers may linger into daybreak Saturday with much cooler air. There may actually be a patch of rain/snow mix or brief wet snow that melts on impact. Expect a mostly cloudy, breezy and chilly start to the weekend. Clouds should start to decrease through the afternoon with dry air surging into the region.

We may get sunshine all day Sunday and Monday which could be the start another dry spell. Unfortunately, we may see enough moisture by Wednesday and Thursday of next week for some showers from time to time.

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Occasionally wet for the next 24-48 hours…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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