Topeka (KSNT) – The cold front has arrived.

Northeast Kansas is preparing for a blast of winter air as a strong cold front moves through the region. Temperatures over the next 48 hours will feel a lot more like late December and early January so buckle up.

Here’s a breakdown of the forecast as we head into our holiday weekend:

  • Our highs for Thursday have already happened. Topeka reached the middle 70s just before the cold front moved through during the late morning hours.
  • This afternoon, the majority of the viewing area will try to warm back up into the upper 40s and lower 50s – but generally plan on a much cooler day.
  • Heading into Veterans Day, our temperatures will start off quite cold.
  • The Upper 20s can be expected during the sunrise hours.
  • We’ll be lucky if we warm into the lower 40s for our afternoon highs
  • If you are in Emporia or planning on attending the parade, here’s a quick look at the morning and afternoon forecast.
  • It’ll still be very cold with winds gusting up to 25 mph so be sure to bundle up.
  • There will be plenty of sunshine in the area but don’t let it fool you!
  • Finally, as we look into late Friday and early Saturday morning be sure to keep a close eye on the wind chill.
  • Models are currently keeping a northerly breeze in the area with the frigid cold air mass in place.
  • This means that wind chills will be in the 10s with some spots getting alarmingly close to single digits.

Beyond this weekend…

A chance of snow is in the forecast for Monday.

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