We had a more fall-like coolness in the air this morning nut we have one more warm afternoon with highs in the 70s and lower 80s. This is in advance of the coolest air mass of the season so far coming in Friday and into the first half of the weekend with freeze watches already posted for late Friday night into Saturday morning across northwestern Kansas.
A stronger cold front is approaching from the north and it will bring a bigger cooldown to wrap up the work and school week. In the meantime, we will have pleasant highs in the 70s and low 80s for our Thursday afternoon.
The second front will move in over the next 24 hours. In addition to the expected temperature change there will be a small chance for a sprinkle or shower late tonight and early Friday.
Winds will turn gusty too and they will be out of the north which will help drop high temperatures down to the 60s. Saturday will also be a day for fall enthusiasts but it will start cold.
Low temperatures late Friday night and Saturday morning will drop to the 30s. Lows to the northwest will be near or below freezing which has prompted a Freeze Watch, be sure to bring in sensitive plants or cover them up. The rest of the area will want to do the same thing because frost will be possible elsewhere.
Temperatures will not take long to rebound, we return to the 70s and low 80s by the end of the weekend. We will also stay pretty dry but the Storm Track 3 Weather Team has eyes on another system that may impact the area by next Thursday.
10/5/23 KSN Storm Track 3 Forecast from Meteorologist Jack Boston:
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, breezy. Hi: 80 Wind: N 10-20
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lo: 49 Wind: N 5-15
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, windy. 20% chance of sprinkles and showers. Hi: 65 Wind: N 15-30
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy to mostly clear. Lo: 38 Wind: NW 5-15
Sat: Hi: 67 Lo: 44 Mostly sunny.
Sun: Hi: 77 Lo: 50 Mostly sunny.
Mon: Hi: 79 Lo: 53 Mostly sunny.
Tue: Hi: 83 Lo: 57 Mostly sunny.
Wed: Hi: 85 Lo: 58 Mostly sunny, windy.
Thu: Hi: 80 Lo: 52 Partly cloudy, breezy.