On Ronelle’s Radar: Frigid start, cold & sunny finish Tuesday

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It’s another frigid start with Wind Chill Advisories in place for portions of Western and Central Kansas. Most wind chills are below zero with some readings occasionlly dipping down to nearly -20.

Actual temperatures in the single digits aren’t any better to look at. On the bright side, skies are in fair shape thanks to high pressure setting up shop over Kansas. So that means we’ve got plenty of sunshine on the way. Winds will still be out of the northwest, keeping high temperatures cold in the 20s and 30s. But it’s still an improvement from Monday.

Winds will be a bit breezy too, keeping the wind chill in play all day. Skies stay fair with only a few clouds this evening and during the overnight. Lows will once again be well below freezing in the teens to low 20s.

More improvements are on the way for Wednesday as highs warm into the 40s to low 50s. Skies start to turn unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday as a disturbance to our north tracks east. It’ll clip the Kansas/Nebraska line and bring a few rain/snow showers to some of our northernmost counties.

Highs in the 40s to 50s continue Friday and warmth peaks Saturday with highs in the 50s to low 60s. A strong area of low pressure will move across Kansas Friday night through Saturday. So far it’s looking like there could be some thunderstorms around, especially in Central and Eastern Kansas.

There could be a stronger/severe storm closer to Eastern Kansas and on the Missouri side. We’ll continue to monitor this situation closely. A few rain showers could still be around into next week but temperatures will be in the 40s to 50s.

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