The period of unseasonably warm weather was wonderful and I wish it could have lasted just a few days longer, but now a cooler pattern sets up. It won’t be cold going forward, just closer to seasonable conditions for the transition from October to November.
We certainly had our share of clouds Tuesday. Patchy drizzle and a few light showers tried to form with an area of low pressure far north and the cold front swept across the Central and Northern Plains. Any raindrops were few and far between, but the overcast and north wind made it chilly.
For Wednesday, the day begins with cloud cover and possible sprinkles. Wind will stay northerly at 10-15mph. Decreasing cloudiness will occur to the far northwest by late afternoon and clearing happens elsewhere after dark.
Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Dew Points: 39-43
Wind: N 10-15
This evening, temps should be in the low 50s as the sky slowly clears. Those numbers may dip into the 45-49 degree range after dark for those out between 7 and 9pm.
5pm: 57, mostly cloudy
7pm: 52, variably cloudy
9pm: 48, partly cloudy
A surface ridge should build across the region Thursday to Saturday. It may try to warm slightly but for the most part, temps will be seasonable with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny conditions should prevail. Also expect much stronger breezes on Friday.
Showers may return by Saturday, but it looks like a more substantial rain chance hits Monday before most go out to vote.
Please remember, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend so you should set all clocks BACK one hour before bed Saturday night. Spring forward, fall back.
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Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun….
KSNT Meteorologist David George