A spate of dry weather ended this morning as Lawrence caught the tail end of a system of thunderstorms that passed overnight though northeast Kansas.
"We did pick up almost a half an inch of rain this morning," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. "You'll have an opportunity to dust off the umbrella. Grab it on your way out."
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Schack said the clouds will thin out through the middle of the day, but storms could redevelop this afternoon as a cold front starts to push through.
At 8:45 a.m. today, the temperature was 75 degrees and the humidity level was 89 percent.
"It feels very sticky, like a sauna out there," she said.
Lawrence Municipal Airport had recorded 0.48 of an inch of rain by 8:45 a.m. Most of the rainfall is over for the morning, as the storms pushed off to the north and east, she said.
Schack said the temperature will increase to a high of 89 today, with continued high humidity until the cold front arrives. Overnight, the low will drop to 70 by early Saturday morning, with the chance for more isolated storms tonight, she said.
The cold front will finally settle into the area on Saturday, bringing a good chance for some heavy downpours of rain and isolated thunderstorms through the day, she said.
"We will have to watch for heavy rain on Saturday," Schack said. The high temperature will reach 84 degrees Saturday afternoon, she said.
Overnight Saturday, the temperature will drop to a low of 65 degrees by early Sunday morning. Sunday's high will reach only 80 degrees as the cold front settles in, she said.
Cooler temperatures are in the forecast through Wednesday, with the afternoon highs reaching only into the 80s, she said.