Friday, March 11, 2016

Changes for Spring Break & tornado sirens sounding soon

Good Friday morning. It's an exciting time for some of you as you get ready to go on spring break. The weather is going to be changing, and they could be rather significant changes by the second half of the week. We don't have any big winter storms coming, but temperatures may actually go below normal for a change, which hasn't happened in over 2 weeks. 

Look at the big pocket of warm air at the start of the week. Highs will be well into the 70s and even some 80s are in the forecast Monday afternoon. But look back to the northwest and you can see the cooler air. 

By Wednesday, the cooler air is pushing across the central and northern Plains. It's not going to be coming with any chance for moisture (at least in Kansas), but we will have some wind and afternoon highs will slip back to the 50s and 60s by midweek.

Then late in the week, much cooler air will slide south. Highs will likely fall below normal by Thursday and Friday. Low temperatures will be headed down into the 20s for most of Kansas too, so we haven't seen the last of sub-freezing temperatures yet.

Next week is Severe Weather Awareness Week with the tornado drill coming Tuesday, March 15th. Most of the state will observe the test siren at 6:30 p.m., but some counties in the east will conduct the drill at 1:30 p.m. It's a good opportunity to talk with your family about all of the safety precautions that could be necessary if you find yourself in the path of a violent storm.

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