Dreary conditions were the scene across much fo the state for our Wednesday as a cold front was pushing through. Today will feature brighter skies and drier weather as high pressure is building back in. This will give us a lot of sunshine but with a tighter pressure gradient or difference in pressure will make our winds a lot stronger today.
Gusts could approach the 40-45 mph mark and that is why a WIND ADVISORY has been issued for parts of the area including the metro.
The winds do begin to calm some as we step into the evening and overnight hours as high pressure keeps its grasp over the region.
We’ll continue to see sunshine prevailing as we step into our Friday but another weak boundary will move in by the weekend. This will drop us back down closer to average for late December with temps in the 40s across the state. A little impulse of energy may spark up a sprinkle or flurry on Sunday, mainly across western Kansas. By our Christmas Eve, the breeze will be back on the increase out ahead of stronger system that will be heading our way. This could give us a few showers possibly on Christmas Day with temperatures way too warm for snow.
A better chance of rain arrives by the day after Christmas as this potent low pressure center moves through the viewing area and this system looks to hang around as we step into Wednesday night as well before exiting in the wee hours of Thursday. Some wet snow looks to mix in across NW Kansas on Wednesday as well but this is something that we will be watching very closely throughout the next few days!
Have a great Thursday!