Archive for Friday, February 14, 2003

Rain and snow expected overnight

February 14, 2003


Valentine's Day usually brings hearts and flowers. But it's also romancing the Lawrence area with some much-needed rain -- and even some snow overnight.

"Right now, it's looking like we could receive up to an inch of snow," said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist, in his mid-day weather forecast.

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According to Sayers, the rain that fell overnight brought about 0.12 of an inch of precipitation.

"It was a good soaker," he said.

Friday's high is expected to be 50 under cloudy skies. The rain will start up again just after sundown, he said. Forecasters are expecting periods of light rain, sleet and light snow throughout the evening, with the low dropping to 27 by early Saturday morning.

The overnight snow will keep the temperature down in the high 20s Saturday. The National Weather Service in Topeka is expecting clouds to continue Saturday night with a slight chance of snow flurries and lows around 20.

A warming trend will develop after that, with highs hitting 42 on Sunday, 54 on Monday, 53 on Tuesday and 51 on Wednesday, with overnight lows in the 20s and 30s.

For more on what the rainfall means to the area, pick up a copy of Saturday's Journal-World.

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