Tuesday was the coldest day that we’ve had the entire season as it only hit 20 degrees in Topeka. Rain and mix occurred ahead of the boundary and occasional flakes continued New Year’s Day with frigid temps and bitter breezes.
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 was easily more pleasant than what we dealt with to ring in 2019.
Expect sunny conditions today with mild temps. We likely see numbers about 10 degrees higher than yesterday. Wind should be extremely light for the next 24-48 hours. Numbers go well above average in the coming days as well.
Greater Topeka Thursday…
Wind: SW 6-12
A weak disturbance stays south of us today, but you may see the cloud deck if you look in that direction. It looks incredibly pleasant Friday and Saturday with a slight increase in wind speed. Highs at that point may be between 54-58 degrees. A spotty 60 isn’t out of the question!
Moisture will likely increase by late Sunday but not before getting another day above 50. There could be a few isolated to widely scattered rain showers early Monday. Once that system passes, it likely stays mild through the middle of next week. The projected weather pattern over the next week doesn’t look conducive to any snow in Northeast Kansas. The next chance for ice or snow may be about 8-9 days away.
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Sunny and more pleasant with even warmer weather ahead…
KSNT Meteorologist David George