T.J.’s Forecast: Christmas Eve staying quiet across the Plains

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We had a lot of sunshine across Kansas for Sunday but we’re seeing some changes for our Christmas Eve. A couple of weak disturbances will keep clouds on the increase today and we could even see a few sprinkles by later on this afternoon and evening. A few snowflakes could mix in, mainly north of the metro through the overnight as well.

The winds will be a bit gusty as these pieces of energy move through, especially in Wichita and surrounding communities. The breeze from the south will actually help us stay mild yet again with highs around 10° above average, rounding out in the 40s and 50s this afternoon.

Our Christmas will be quiet but rather overcast as well as a more potent system track toward the Plains. This one just moving onto the Pacific Coast and it will gain some strength as it moves toward us due to some moisture influx from the Gulf of Mexico. In turn, we’re looking at heavier rains and some gusty winds through our Wednesday and Thursday.

Some rumble of thunder are possible in the heaviest bands. Rainfall totals may exceed 2″ across parts of the state with some snow accumulations possible across NW Kansas, where temps will be much colder. Make sure you stay with the Storm Track 3 Weather Team for the latest. By Thursday, this low pressure center begins to work NE but we could see some lingering rain and snow showers.

By Friday, conditions across the state will be improving but it will be a lot colder. Look for highs only in the 20s and 30s with wind chills likely in the teens. A drier and quieter weather pattern develops into the weekend and toward New Year’s Eve with more sunshine and temps warming back toward average.

Have a great Christmas Eve!

-T.J. 

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