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Sun-filled Friday ahead

Cooler and partly cloudy conditions expected for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2006

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Plenty of "sweet sunshine" will fill Lawrence's skies today, says Matt Sayers, 6News chief meteorologist.

"It's a good day to get out and enjoy," Sayers said.

Although this morning's windchills were in the upper 30s, the high temperature this afternoon will climb into the 70s, he said.

This morning, Lawrence was getting close to the record low temperature for this date of 40 degrees, set in 1946, Sayers said.

At 7 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 44 degrees and winds were from the west at 10 mph, making the windchill 38 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 54 degrees.

Today's high will climb to 71 degrees, with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph, Sayers said. The average high temperature for this date is 75 degrees. The record high was 93 degrees, set in 1956.

Sayers is expecting clear skies not only for today, but for Saturday. However, a few clouds might roll in by Saturday afternoon, he said.

Saturday's morning low will be 41 degrees, with the high temperature climbing to 70 degrees, he said.

Mother's Day, Sunday, will be a bit cooler, he said. Sunday's morning low temperature will start at 44 degrees and climb to a high of 65 degrees by Sunday afternoon, he said.

Sunday's skies will be partly cloudy, he said.

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