Cold front to bring Lawrence early taste of fall

photo by: National Weather Service in Topeka

National Weather Service in Topeka forecast from Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

Northeast Kansas residents might want to pull out the blankets they stashed for the summer as a strong cold front blows through the Midlands.

Shawn Byrne, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Topeka, said the cold front will drop tempatures the next three day well below the normal daytime high of 84 and overnight low of 51.

“We have a pretty strong cold front coming at us,” he said. “The coldest weather can be expected Wednesday.”

The passage of the front will be obvious Tuesday morning with the daytime high in the mid-60s. There will be strong northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph, Bryne said.

After an overnight upper 40s or low 50s, Wednesday’s high will top out at near 62, but winds will abate. Thursday is predicted to top out at about 65.

There will be a chance of rain Tuesday through Thursday, Byrne said.

“We should see showers with a slight chance of thundershowers,” he said. “We should see an inch to an inch-and-a-half total. With cooler temperatures, there won’t be downpours.”

The weekend looks to be filled with beautiful fall-like weather, Byrne said. Friday’s high will be in the low 70s, but there will be a slight chance of rain for Friday night high school football games. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-70s.


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