Lawrence gets a refreshing break from hot July temperatures today through the weekend -- the high temperatures will stay in the 70s today through Sunday, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
"You may want to open up those windows and enjoy this cool weather," Sayers said. "It's not feeling like late July at all."
Sayers said Lawrence stands a chance for breaking a somewhat obscure weather record today -- the lowest recorded high for the date. The coolest high temperature record for this date is 77.
Sayers is predicting that today's high will be 76, with winds northesat 5-15 mph.
"The record watch is on," Sayers said.
Some parts of the area were getting a few sprinkles and light rain overnight and this morning. But most of the heavier thunderstorm activity was falling south of Lawrence, Sayers said. Some areas of southern Douglas County saw an inch of rain, he said.
By 7 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport had received 0.18 inches of rain overnight, with most of the rainfall south of the Kansas River. The rain is expected to linger in the Lawrence area through about 10 a.m., Sayers said.
The cool weather and cloudy skies will remain in the area for a few days, he said.
Tonight's low will drop to 62, with the high Saturday reaching only 72. Sunday's morning low will start at 57 and rise to 78, he said.