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Weather Blog: We make a run at 70°

Posted: 12:50 PM, Feb 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-26 13:50:04-05
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Good Wednesday bloggers,

We have proof of how odd the storm was the last 24 hours. Look at the satellite image from around noon Wednesday. You can see a pencil thin band of snow from north of Wichita, KS to north of Hays, KS. In that band there was 2"-10" of snow that caused I-70 to be closed west of Salina for a few hours on Tuesday. Then, and it is hard to see, but there was a widespread 1" of snow across central and eastern Missouri last night. The snow is underneath the cumulus clouds that are producing snow showers. We did have a few snow showers and flurries last night. The storm went around us. Now, we turn our attention to a big warm up.

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Before we get to the warm up, we have two small systems to track from the northwest. Let's go through this.

TODAY-TONIGHT: We will see a mostly sunny sky today with highs around 40 along with a decreasing wind. Tonight temperatures will drop to the 20s this evening and then rise to the low 30s by morning as our winds turn to the southwest.

THURSDAY: The day will start sunny, but it will become cloudy by afternoon with highs 45-50. A few rain showers will be possible during the afternoon and evening. This data has the showers moving through around 6 PM.

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FRIDAY: The second system will race by keeping a lot of clouds in our sky. This data does not have it, but a few more rain showers will be possible with highs once again 45-50. Notice central and western Kansas. There is 100% sunshine and temperatures near 60.

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SATURDAY: The day will start in the 30s, but 100% sunshine and an increasing south wind will take us into the 60s. You can see 70s in southern Kansas. It would not surprise us to see the high in KC get close to or reach 70. The south winds could easily bring that farther north than the models have. The wind will be south at 15-25 mph.

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SUNDAY: The day will start near 50 as south winds and increasing clouds all night keep temperatures up. This will make it easier to reach 70 on Sunday as well, as long as the thicker clouds stay east. Right now we are going for highs in the mid 60s both weekend days, but again, highs around 70 are totally possible.

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This warmer weekend weather has made the thought of short-cutting my lawn this weekend cross my mind. We will see if I have enough motivation to begin yard work this early. But, it is the right thing to do if you want to get an early start to having a green lawn.

Have a great rest of your week and weekend.