An upper level low in Canada drifted south, and showers started quickly overnight Monday into Tuesday as Gulf moisture got pulled into the region. Temperatures stayed above freezing so much, if not all, of the precipitation remained liquid across northeast Kansas.
The more substantial rain ended yesterday evening. We’ve seen a few sprinkles and light showers overnight. Drizzle may continue for some through 7-9am. Prepare for clearing today. That trend should occur by late morning or midday so expect afternoon sun. Temperatures should stay relatively mild, and spring officially begins at 4:58pm.
Greater Topeka Wednesday… Highs: 53-57 Wind: NW 10-20
Another low pressure system moves onshore in California. When that happens, we are often impacted about two days later as it takes time to evolve across the Desert Southwest.
Thursday should be mostly sunny and warmer. I’m making it my “pick day of the week” right now. Clouds may arrive late Friday as moisture returns from stronger south/southwest wind and scattered showers may begin to develop by Friday night.
Saturday will likely be wet at times, but the greatest chance for moderate rain and thunder could be Saturday night into Sunday when most of the energy moves through northeast Kansas. The dry slot moves across Sunday, so expect the first half of the day to be sunny with warmer temps. The combination of lingering moisture and afternoon instability may lead to more thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. Lingering showers may persist Monday with continued mild temps.
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Warmer and drier weather will arrive soon…
KSNT Meteorologist David George