As expected, not much rain has fallen from the skies today. There are still a few leftover sprinkles and showers working through the area early this evening.
The winds will be a bigger issue. Earlier today we had winds in western Kansas sustained at nearly 30 MPH. If your winds are light now, just wait because they will be in the range of 15 to 30 MPH from the northwest tonight.
Temps overnight will bottom out in the 20s and 30s, which is a typical chill we’ve come to accept lately.
Winds will remain gusty until sunset on Thursday. While temperatures bounce into the 40s and 50s, the winds will make it feel colder.
Over the weekend, there is a weak wave that will produce a flurry or a sprinkle in western Kansas — closer to the Kansas/Colorado state line — late Saturday into early Sunday. I don’t see this system dropping much moisture nor becoming a travel hazard. It doesn’t look like any of this will make its way into central Kansas as the wave falls apart.
Rain showers will be possible on Christmas Day. Even this doesn’t look to amount to much.
There is a more potent storm on the horizon for next Wednesday and Thursday. Indications still point to rain and some snow for Kansas. But, the track and temperature placement will be critical factors going forward.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman