Upper ridging will result in dry and warmer weather today with above normal temperatures. "We'll get kind of that slushy stuff".
There is a chance of some rain to round off the weekend late Sunday.
Meanwhile, a strong southerly wind and low relative humidity create another risky fire scenario across South Central Kansas.
NOTE: Even a shift in timing by a few hours could have a big impact on the high temperature forecast for Saturday, so stay tuned for any adjustments.
SATURDAY NIGHT DETAILS: Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and the risk for a stray shower will be minimal, around 10-20%. Morning lows will dip into the low to mid 40°s both days.
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Temperatures will be on the rebound quickly - nearing 70° for Tuesday afternoon, mid 70s for Wednesday.
The increasing moisture being pumped in off the Gulf will also mean a few passing showers, but the threat of severe weather will likely hold off until after midnight into early Saturday morning.
Wed: High: 68 Low: 47 Sunny and breezy. South wind 10 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. It's expected to continue through 11:00 a.m.
Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots. Tomorrow afternoon the wind direction will swing from west to north, so the strong buffeting winds eventually will broadside cars and trucks on southwest-to-northeast and west-to-east roads. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Liquid totals in the foothills and mountains of up to around 1.25 inches are forecast, with snow totals of 6 to 12 inches above 5000 feet. Light rain and snow is also on tap for Wednesday and Thursday next week.