On Ronelle’s Radar: Warm sunshine to start the work week

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Visibility has been in good shape through much of the overnight but we’ll still need to watch out for a little bit of patchy fog that could develop by daybreak. Otherwise, skies are fair and winds are light with temperatures this morning in the 40s to low 50s. Cool enough for a jacket but we won’t need anything with long sleeves in the afternoon.

High temperatures warm up into the upper 70s and low 80s under mostly sunny skies. Expect similar conditions Tuesday. After a mild night in the 40s and 50s we’ll warm right back up into the 80s.

Skies turn partly cloudy and winds will be breezy too. Gusty conditions in Northwestern Kansas along with low relative humidity (dry air) have prompted a Fire Weather Watch for some of our westernmost counties from 1pm to 10pm Tuesday. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged and will be Wednesday too as winds turn even stronger due to a potent storm system tracking through the Central Plains.

A chance of rain returns Wednesday, especially for our Northern counties. Late in the afternoon and during the evening there could be a strong/severe storm in North Central and Northeastern Kansas. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Rain continues to spread through the state Wednesday night and colder air changes rain to snow and a wintry mix in our Northern and Southwestern Kansas counties. Some wintry weather continues through Thursday, especially along and north of I-70.

Any snow accumulation will be little to none. Strong northerly winds will cool everyone down into the 30s and 40s. A widespread freeze is looking likely Thursday night and Friday morning. Temperatures start to bounce back into the 50s Friday but it’ll be a cool weekend with another chance of rain and rain/snow showers Saturday.

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