Wednesday forecast: Much cooler with rain showers

While not as heavy as last night, scattered rain showers continue through tomorrow
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:19 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2021 at 11:36 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Have the umbrella handy as on and off rain showers will continue through tomorrow. Most of northeast Kansas will be below average for this time of year so you’ll need the jacket from the cooler temperatures as well.

While we avoided the severe weather Tuesday night we certainly had numerous t-storms keeping it loud overnight. With the loss of instability this morning most of the activity through tomorrow will just be rain and no t-storms. Doesn’t mean an isolated t-storm can’t be ruled out but it won’t be like last night.

Temperatures will also be tricky today and tomorrow as well with most spots in the 50s for much of the day however there will be some areas with temperatures stuck in the 40s and some areas that get up in the 60s.

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This Afternoon: Hit and miss showers/patchy drizzle through 4pm. Increase in light rain showers out toward north-central Kansas after 4pm. Temperatures remain steady for much of the afternoon. Winds W 10-20, gusts around 25 mph (higher gusts possible around 35 mph in north central KS)

Tonight: Scattered rain showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Winds gusting up to 25 mph.

Tomorrow: A tricky forecast when it comes to the temperatures. Depending how quickly the upper level low pushes up to the northeast will depend how quickly it dries out and how warm it gets. As of now the latest forecast is for rain to be north of I-70 for much of the day and likely northeast of Holton by the afternoon. Some sun south may help warm highs up in the mid-upper 60s while areas northeast of Holton may be stuck in the low-mid 50s.

Other than some leftover showers early Thursday evening, most of Thursday night and Friday will be dry before the next storm system pushes through Friday night bringing another rain chance. This will bring a cool down from 70s Friday to more seasonal highs on Saturday in the 60s before warming back up on Sunday.

Another chance for rain Sunday night brings another cool down for the first half of next week.

Taking Action:

  1. Have the umbrella handy today with on and off rain showers. Highest chance of more measurable rain won’t be until after 4pm however patchy drizzle could occur anywhere at anytime.
  2. The highest chance for rain tomorrow will be in the morning. By the afternoon most of the rain moves northeast of Holton. This means if you’re in places like Holton, Sabetha, Hiawatha you may be stuck in rain all day.
  3. The temperature forecast is tricky today and tomorrow however expect most of the day to be in the 50s for most of northeast KS.

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