Wicked wind made headlines Wednesday as highs reached the mid to upper 80s, then wind shifted and colder air surged into northeast Kansas by daybreak Thursday. We spent the day some 35-40 degrees colder than the previous day. The sustained wind made it feel very uncomfortable.
A few flurries and patchy snow clipped our northwest counties while rain showers mainly stayed just east of Topeka, Osage City and Burlington. Clouds were prevalent, but good clearing took place overnight.
Temperatures are in the 20s and low 30s this morning with wind chills in the teens. We do get a ton of sun today, but the breeze will still make it seem very chilly.
*A Freeze Warning is in effect until 10am for all of northeast Kansas*
Greater Topeka Friday…
Wind: W 15-30
As the large low pressure systems keeps getting farther and farther away, wind becomes light Friday night into Saturday. Clear to partly cloudy early Saturday with possible frost before it becomes variably cloudy. Temperatures will remain below normal for mid-April. Sprinkles may hit by early evening and scattered showers may develop into early Sunday. Areas of rain are more likely east/southeast.
High pressure builds late Sunday, and that should give us a great start to next week. Conditions look pleasant for Monday and Tuesday as temps return to the 70s. A weak disturbance may clip the region around midweek so expect scattered showers and thunderstorms at that time. Showers may linger through late next week with slightly cooler numbers.
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Despite this late season cold snap, have a great Friday and weekend…
KSNT Meteorologist David George