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Archive for Friday, October 28, 2005

Weekend brings mixed bag of sun, clouds and rain

Showers, thunderstorms move in Sunday, but clear out on Monday

October 28, 2005

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With Halloween weekend moving in, some low-lying areas around the city were getting off to a spooky start at sunrise this morning, shrouded by patches of thick fog.

"By 9 o'clock we burn off that fog," said Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist. "We're going to see a lot of sunny skies today. . . . There's a beautiful Friday in store for us."

At 8:10 a.m., Lawrence's temperature was 37 degrees, the humidity was 85 percent and winds were from the east to southeast at 3 mph.

Lawrence's skies will be clear most of the day, with clouds arriving tonight. Today's high will reach 67 degrees, Reith said. Winds will be picking up this afternoon, coming from the south at 10-15 mph.

"Overnight, you can say goodbye to the 30s," Reith said. Saturday's morning low will drop to only 45 degrees, he said.

Saturday will see some clouds and breezy conditions for those heading out to watch the Kansas University-Missouri football game at Memorial Stadium. At the noon kickoff, skies will be partly cloudy, with temperatures in the mid 60s.

"We're going to have very gusty southerly winds," he said. Winds will gust as high as 25 mph, he said. Saturday's afternoon high temperature will be 69 degrees.

The weather starts getting a little more ghoulish on Saturday night as the clouds start thickening up, he said.

The National Weather Service says there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Sunday, a 30 percent chance during the day on Sunday and a 30 percent chance on Sunday night.

"Sunday might be one of those days you want to sleep in," Reith said.

Sunday's morning low will be 47 degrees, with the high reaching 65.

"We dry things out for Monday for the kids who want to go trick or treating," Reith said.

Monday's morning low will be 46 degrees, with the high reaching 60 by late afternoon --with cool conditions for the evening's Halloween activities, he said.

"Temperatures will be falling into the 40s when the kids go out to trick or treat," he said.

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