Frigid early with sunshine, then we’ll get warmer weather Saturday to Monday


Wednesday was a day-long snow event. Slush turned to ice quickly with a flash-freeze after the passage of an Arctic front Wednesday night. The sky cleared, but we had to deal with bitter breezes and frigid temperatures yesterday.

Thursday was our coldest day of winter so far with a 2-degree low and a high of only 17. The wind diminished by evening, but we’re almost as cold (if not colder) than we were 24 hours ago!

Sunshine will make for a pretty Valentine’s Day. However, you still need to bundle up. Temps might be better by mid to late afternoon, but a brisk south wind will make you take notice.

Greater Topeka Friday
Highs: 29-34
Wind: S 12-22
Wind Chills: 0 to -5 early and 15-20 late

The pattern looks mainly dry for the weekend and for much of next week. There really isn’t a decent chance for any precipitation. It will warm nicely over the next few days before the next front arrives. We could get upper 40s Saturday and mid 50s Sunday with partly cloudy conditions both days.

There is a chance to be near 60 degrees Monday as clouds increase, but the risk of a morning shower may keep us just below than number. A boundary will glide across northeast Kansas by Tuesday. That air will put us a little below normal for midweek with highs of 37-42. It is mid-February after all.

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Cupid must fight off the frigid air before letting some arrows fly…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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