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Archive for Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cool temperatures, rain bluster in

Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning

October 10, 2006

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Grab a jacket and dust off your umbrella - you just might get to use it today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

"By noon, a very light shower is possible," Schack said. "I don't think we'll see any measurable rainfall until late afternoon and evening."

Schack said the best chance to break the October dry spell will be after 4 p.m., when Lawrence is expected to finally get some measurable precipitation, the first for the month. Rain is expected to end by midnight, she said.

Along with the chance of rain, temperatures will be cool for the next two days, she said.

Today's high temperature will climb to 56 degrees, with cloudy skies, she said. The average high temperature for this date is 73 degrees. The record high was 95 degrees, set in 1963.

At 7:15 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 51 degrees, the humidity was 68 percent and winds were out of the east-northeast at 5 mph.

The average low temperature for this date is 51 degrees. The record low was 25 degrees, set in 2000.

Overnight, the low temperature will drop to 45 degrees, she said.

"We do have a chilly day in the forecast Wednesday," she said.

Wednesday's high temperature will climb to 52 degrees around around the midday. A cold front will move in from the northwest, with winds 10 to 20 mph, sending temperatures into the 40s Wednesday afternoon, Schack said

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning for an area along and north of Interstate 70, including Douglas and Jefferson counties. The morning low temperatures is expected to dip to 31 degrees, she said.

Schack said Thursday's high temperature will climb to only 49 degrees, with partly cloudy skies.

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