T.J.’s Forecast: Big changes as we close out 2018, bitter New Year’s Day

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The final day of 2018 will be a little unsettled across the Plains as a couple of systems are moving through the region. Here in Kansas, we will be affected by both of those. A stronger storm is moving up from the south and this will bring the chance for  rain and some wintry mixed precipitation to the metro and NC neighborhoods with the heaviest of the moisture staying east of the viewing area.

A cold front is moving eastward through the state and this will bring the shot for some flurries and a few snow showers today into tonight heading out toward Western Kansas. Much colder air will filter in behind this boundary and will bring much below average conditions tonight and into New Year’s Day.

Lows tonight tumble into the single digits and teens with highs in the teens and 20s for tomorrow. Clouds will be staying thick as well but high pressure does begin to build in giving us more sunshine by Wednesday and highs warming buck up into the 30s and 40s.

Another disturbance moves up from the south as we progress into Thursday and this looks to bring the potential for some more rain and snow in Wichita, SW Kansas, and our NC communities. Beyond that, high pressure regains control of the region which will give us more sunshine and some moderating temps. Our first full weekend of 2019 will feature the 40s and 50s under a mix of clouds and sun.

Have a great New Year’s Eve!


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