Some of us had to scrape frost from our windows early this morning, as plunging temperatures made Lawrence one of the coldest spots in the Midwest. But warmer weather is headed to the area this afternoon through the weekend, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
"It was a frosty Friday earlier, but now that the sun's up, there's not too much frost," Schack said. By 8 a.m. today, Lawrence's temperature had dipped to 27 degrees, she said.
"It's the coldest temperature we've seen so far this season," Schack said. "We're the coldest spot in the state of Kansas this morning."
But sunny skies were helping the temperature rise quickly and the high was to hit 67 by late afternoon, she said.
If you're headed out to an area high school football game tonight, you might take a jacket. Temperatures will be falling into the 50s by about 7 p.m. and will continue to fall through the evening. However, the overnight low is expected to drop to only 38 by early Saturday morning.
"Don't expect any frost tonight," Schack said.
Saturday's weather will be pleasant for those planning to tailgate at Kansas University's Memorial Stadium, Schack said. At the 12:30 p.m. kickoff for the KU-Colorado football game, the temperature will be in the low 60s. Saturday's afternoon's high will be 73.
The temperature will drop Saturday night, falling to 41 by early Sunday morning. Sunday's high will be 68.
Schack said the next chance for rain won't be until Tuesday night or Wednesday.