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Archive for Friday, November 19, 2004

Misty weather expected to end by afternoon

November 19, 2004

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Much of the Lawrence area was shrouded by mist and fog shortly after 8 a.m. today, including the city's downtown and the Kansas River bridge.

"Our visibility is being reduced down to a fourth of a mile or less," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.



The temperature was 55 degrees about 8:30 a.m. in Lawrence, with the relative humidity level at 96 percent.

The mist, drizzle and fog is expected to end this afternoon, but cloudy skies will remain, Schack said. Today's high will be 57.

A cold front will move in from the north overnight, dropping the temperature to 40 degrees by early Saturday morning, Schack said. The sky might partially clear overnight for those who want to see any shooting stars from the last part of the Leonid meteor shower, Schack said.

"We have some sunshine in the morning, but the clouds thicken up Saturday afternoon," Schack said.

Kansas University football fans who are headed to Columbia, Mo., Saturday to watch the KU-MU game will find temperatures at kickoff time to be 52, under mostly cloudy skies, Schack said.

Back in Lawrence, Saturday's high will reach 50.

The National Weather Service says there's a 20 percent chance of showers on Saturday and a 20 percent chance on Sunday.

Sunday's morning low will drop to 35 under cloudy skies, with the high reaching 42 Sunday afternoon, Schack said.

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