Temperatures were down in the 40s this morning. But you can probably just carry your sweatshirt this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
"We're climbing into the upper 70s today as south winds increase," Schack said.
Today's high will be 77 degrees, with mostly sunny skies and winds out of the south of 10 to 20 mph, Schack said. The average high temperature for this date is 80 degrees. The record high was 97 degrees, set in 1931.
At 7:45 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 45 degrees, the humidity was 90 percent and winds were out of the southeast at 5 mph.
The average low temperature for this date is 58 degrees. The record low was 37 degrees, set in 1918.
Overnight, temperatures will fall to 58 degrees by early Thursday morning, with the chance of rain and thunderstorms.
"Tomorrow, the clouds thicken up and the rain will arrive," Schack said. "The region should get about a half an inch . . . . It should be a decent soaker for Thursday."
Thursday's afternoon high will reach 70 degrees, with the chance of rain decreasing
There's also a slim chance for rain on Friday morning, she said.
Friday's morning temperature will start at 55 degrees, climbing to a high of 74 degrees by Friday afternoon, she said.