It’s going to feel like we went from Fall to Winter over the next couple of days. Today the sun will shine a bit, but temperatures will remain on the cool side across Kansas and Missouri as north winds prevail. Thursday will see precipitation develop across the region, possibly as early as the morning hours, though more likely during Thursday afternoon. Temperature profiles indicate that precipitation during the daylight hours will likely be rain, with a bit of snow mixed in; but Thursday evening temperatures will drop, and what rain is out there will change over to snow. Currently, only light accumulations, ranging from a trace to around 1 inch, of snow are expected during the late afternoon and overnight hours of Thursday into Friday morning. Otherwise, expect temperatures to remain well below normal through the weekend. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. North wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 11 a.m., then rain likely between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., then rain and snow likely after 5 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 38. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Thursday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Veterans Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 37.