We get much warmer ahead of next rain chance


​High pressure started building early Wednesday to give us a clearing sky. Sunshine and a light southwest wind brought temps up slightly with highs in the mid to upper 30s. It only got nicer on Thursday. The sky was bright and temps reached the upper 40s. Late day clouds to the south trickled in just before sunset.

While we enjoyed a pleasant conditions yesterday, Oklahoma got hit hard with cold rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Some locations had significant icing first, then heavy snow fell. Oklahoma City received 6-8 inches of snow and amounts toward Lawton were closer to 3 inches. Travel conditions will improve dramatically in that region as the day progresses, and it might be a great place to take the kids for some winter fun today before it all melts.

Locally, there will be some early morning precipitation around Coffey, Franklin and Anderson counties. However, expect another sunny day for much of Northeast Kansas with even warmer temps. We should enjoy mid 50s and wind will remain relatively light from the west.

Greater Topeka Friday…
Highs: 53-57
Wind: W 5-15

It looks incredibly pleasant Saturday with a slight increase in wind speed into late afternoon. Highs at that point may be between 56-60 degrees. Record levels right now range from 66 to 72.

Moisture will likely increase Sunday so look for clouds to increase. Temperatures may still sneak into the mid 50s. There could be some widely scattered rain showers Sunday night with rain early Monday.

Once that system passes, it looks mild and pretty through the middle of next week. The projected weather pattern holds for the next 6-7 days. However, there may be a developing chance for rain or mix around next Friday.

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Enjoy the wonderful day and have a great weekend…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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