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T-minus 5 days until chilly weather returns!

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 5:11 AM CST
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Warmth and humidity is stuck in place for the next few days but we’re getting closer to some chilly air by the minute. Unfortunately, cold air is a year away, arriving New Year’s Day afternoon. Although we’re generally going to see the warmth and humidity hang around, there will be a few weak disturbances rolling through that may spark some isolated rain and maybe drop temperatures a degree or two. Temperatures today will start out in the mid-to-upper 60s with widespread clouds. Morning clouds, along with isolated sprinkles or even a stray shower east of I-35, should gradually give way to a bit more sunshine after lunch time. High temperatures stay in the mid-to-upper 70s but should quickly drop into the low-to-mid 60s overnight. Thanks to another storm system rolling through the Central Plains, temperatures should warm into the upper 60s by daybreak and we’ll also have about a 20% chance of rain after 2 AM through around midday. Rain should be fairly isolated so you probably won’t need the umbrella. Just like with today, temperatures will warm back into mid-to-upper 70s late in the afternoon as skies partially clear.

BIG changes are on the way after a strong cold front swings through the area during the day Saturday. Until Saturday’s front arrives, morning temperatures in the 50s and 60s should still be able to reach the mid-70s. Midnight temperatures to kick off the New Year are likely to be in the upper 60s and low 70s too. Highs in the mid-70s should be around through Saturday afternoon until the front arrives. The front brings a significant drop in temperatures as we fall into the upper 20s by Sunday morning! Despite sunshine Sunday, highs should only claw back into the mid-40s! The front could kick up some rain; we’ll have a 20% chance of rain Friday and a 30% chance of rain Saturday. Storms are possible but severe weather is unlikely.

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