Upcoming systems will produce rain instead of snow


​A few clouds came through Tuesday, but most of us experienced frigid sunshine for the third consecutive day. Temps were about 5 degrees above what we had the day before, but that didn’t make much difference as our wind was a little stronger. High temps only made the mid to upper teens Sunday and Monday, but we did squeeze in some mid 20s yesterday.

Extra waves of very cold air from Canada and the Arctic start shifting east as the large ridge begins moving eastward. Expect a partly cloudy sky with south/southwest wind. This pattern should drive temps up slightly. This could lead to upper 30s and low 40s.

Greater Topeka Wednesday…
​Highs: 35-40
​Wind: S/SW 10-15

The melting of snow in the Wednesday into Thursday period will produce conditions suitable for developing late night and early morning fog. It will also make an already horrible pothole problem much worse. Also, you may want to grab some washer fluid as road spray may be an issue through certain neighborhoods.

Two systems enter the Central Plains in the coming days to increase precipitation chances. One upper wave may arrive Thursday. Clouds and sprinkles are what most us may see. However, there may be some patchy mix or light snow that may hug the Nebraska border.

A stronger system is taking shape near California, and it should arrive late Friday into Saturday. This could have much warmer air to work with and rain is very likely. It may become a prolonged period of rain on very wet ground early Saturday. There might be enough instability nearby for lightning and thunder from time to time. Sunday should be windy and slightly cooler before another chance of rain for Monday night and Tuesday.

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You will start to notice a much better temperature pattern…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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