Greetings! After a frosty start to the day Wednesday, we saw the sun for a bit before clouds shrouded out the sunlight by the end of the day.
The first of two upper disturbances will affect the area today, with clouds continuing to thicken up as the day goes on and we could even see a few rain showers, primarily in central and eastern Kansas this afternoon. Really not expecting a lot of rain from either system — less than a tenth of an inch total — but a few light rain showers are possible. With cloudy skies continuing today, we’ll have a high in the mid 50s with a south wind increasing during the afternoon hours. For Friday, we’ll slightly warmer temps, but still cloudy, with highs near 60. The better chance for storms will reside in Oklahoma, where there is a threat for severe weather.
Skies will clear out Friday night as winds turn back to the north and temps fall into the 40s. Saturday and Sunday look very nice, with highs warming into the 70s.
Attention turns to the potential for a severe weather episode for Tuesday afternoon. As of now, we continue to lean on the Euro model, which would have a much more substantial severe weather event for the area. There are timing differences that will need to be ironed out in the next few days, and the overall risk areas will shift some. We will definitely monitor this threat as it will become the focus for later outlooks, especially this weekend.
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