Expect gusty wind today and a much cooler pattern ahead

Weather

​*Wind Advisory from 10am to 7pm for Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Osage and Shawnee counties*

Most of northeast Kansas hit 80 degrees on Monday for the first time this spring. Sunshine was abundant and it gave us a taste of what we should see more of over the next several weeks.

Temps stayed warm Tuesday with slightly stronger breezes. Some clouds drifted by from time to time to give us a partly cloudy sky. It did become mainly cloudy with some smoke mixed in by late afternoon.

We should have variably cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions today with gusty wind. Very warm air should cover the region as the big wind day pushes numbers higher.

Greater Topeka Wednesday…
​Temps: 80-85
​Wind: S 20-40 and gusty

A strong system brings late winter weather to states north of us today and Thursday plus temps will be sharply cooler. High temperatures could be 30-35 degrees colder from Wednesday to Thursday. Expect late day snow showers to the west/northwest, and brief wet snow could drift across Thursday night.

Many communities will have lows at or just below freezing into early Friday morning, and highs might stay in the mid to upper 40s for some so prepare for a big chill. We may get lucky with periods of sun on Friday.

Partly cloudy early Saturday before clouds increase. Temperatures will remain on the chilly side. Sprinkles may hit by early Saturday afternoon and showers likely develop by evening. Areas of rain could continue into early Sunday but I think much of that might occur before sunrise. Weather looks pleasant for Monday and Tuesday of next week as temps return to the 70s.

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The wind will whip and then temperatures dip…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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