Lawrence residents got an early taste of crisp October weather this morning, as the thermometer dipped into the upper 30s for the first time this fall.
"It is a chilly start this morning. Grab a jacket on the way out," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Winter weather information
At 7:30 a.m., the temperature was 38 degrees, winds were from the north-northwest at 5 mph and the humidity was 92 percent. The average low temperature for this date is 51 degrees. The record low for this date is 32 degrees, set in 1984.
"It's definitely feeling like fall today," Schack said.
Skies will be clear today and the temperature will rise to a high of 69 by the late afternoon, Schack said.
Overnight, the temperature will fall to a low of 45 degrees by early Friday morning, she said.
Friday will bring clear skies, with the temperature rising to a high of 75 degrees and winds from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Increasing clouds are expected on Friday evening, with the low dropping overnight to 54 degrees by early Saturday morning, Schack said.
The National Weather Service says there's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night.
Saturday's high will be 77 degrees, with partly cloudy skies.