If you thought it was cold Tuesday, just wait until Thursday.
“The daytime high on Thursday will be in the mid-teens, and that could be a stretch,” said Matt Elwell, 6News chief meteorologist. “That may be on the high side. It could be colder than that.”
A mass of Arctic air has stationed itself over northeastern Kansas, and the blustery winds today will drop the wind chill to between zero and 10 degrees.
The wind is not expected to blow as hard on Thursday, but it’s supposed to be brutally cold with a high near 18 and wind chill values as low as minus 11 degrees.
But the cold weather that has rudely welcomed Kansas University students back for Thursday classes will be on its way out by the weekend.
“That’s all relative. The daytime high Saturday will be about 38 degrees,” Elwell said.
Temperatures could reach the 40s by Sunday and Monday.
The temperature swing might seem dramatic during the miserable cold today or Thursday.
But Elwell said the weekend temperatures will be in the normal range for this time of year. It also could be worse because no significant precipitation is expected to fall in the area, which means roads and sidewalks likely won’t be slick or icy.
“Luckily for us, this is only three days,” Elwell said. “This isn’t something that’s going to sit here and linger for several days. We’ll see the temperatures bounce back closer to our average.”