Mostly sunny and warmer today

Thunderstorms possible after midnight

It’s a good day for shorts, sandals and sunglasses – mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s are coming to Lawrence.

“It looks like a warmer day today, about 10 degrees above average,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “The sun will last through the afternoon.”

At 7:20 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport’s temperature was 45 degrees, the humidity was 93 percent and winds were from the southeast at 5 mph.

The average low temperature for this date is 50 degrees. The record low was 33 degrees, set in 1961.

“We have had some patchy fog this morning. The fog will be gone by 9 o’clock,” Schack said.

Schack said today’s high will climb to 83 degrees. The average high temperature for this date is 73 degrees. The record high was 90 degrees, set in 1968.

Winds today will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, Schack said.

Overnight, the temperature will fall to 59 degrees by early Wednesday morning, she said. Wednesday’s high won’t be as warm, climbing to 73 degrees, she said.

Clouds will increase tonight, with a chance for scattered storms after midnight, she said. Thunderstorms are also moving in from the west on Wednesday, she said.

“We could see some heavy rainfall or an isolated severe storm,” she said. With the ground already saturated, heavy downpours on Wednesday could bring flash flooding, she said.

Showers are also possible on Thursday, with cloudy skies and temperatures starting at 50 degrees in the morning and climbing to 67 degrees Thursday afternoon.