Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Mist to end by afternoon

October 21, 2004


Drizzle and fog in low-lying areas were misting the Lawrence area this morning.

"There will still be clouds around this afternoon, but I think the drizzle will come to an end," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

Earlier this week, meteorologists were predicting that today would be the warmest day of the week, even getting up into the 80s. But Schack said the weather pattern has changed, bringing more clouds to the area than expected.

"Our temperatures are very tricky to forecast, depending on if we get any sunshine," Schack said. Today's temperatures will climb to only 62 by late afternoon, she said.

"We might have a peek of sunshine this afternoon," she said.

Overnight, the temperature will climb slowly to about 64 by early Friday morning as a warm front begins to move in, she said. The National Weather Service says there's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m.

Friday's temperature will rise to a high of 75, with showers and thunderstorms expected through the day on Friday. Winds on Friday will be from the south, 10-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

"We see strong storms possible tomorrow," Schack said. The best chance for rain will come between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, she said. The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon through Friday night.

"We bring back the sunshine for the weekend," Schack said. Saturday's morning low will be 51, with the high climbing to 68 under mostly sunny skies, she said.

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