Butler County Times Gazette
  • Temperatures to fluctuate this week

  • This week won’t be the week to pack away all those heavy winter clothes, as our forecast will provide us with several opportunities to bundle up
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  • This week won’t be the week to pack away all those heavy winter clothes, as our forecast will provide us with several opportunities to bundle up…  interspersed with days where the layers will come peeling back off again.  Today we’ll top out close to 50 degrees with “normal” Kansas breezes (low teens). Tomorrow we’re projected to barely reach freezing; those chilly temps will also be coupled with strong north winds, sustained as high as 20 with gusts close to 30 mph. After a brisk night of single digit wind chills, Wednesday will again only see the 30s (but no more wicked winds?). Thursday’s forecast calls for a return to the mid-40s, before dipping into the 30s again on Friday and Saturday.
    On the precipitation front, we’ll also see intermittent chances for some light snow throughout the week. Currently, we have a slight chance for a dusting of white stuff during the evening on Tuesday. Slightly better snow chances arrive on Thursday evening and continue on through the day on Friday. At the moment, this round is not expected to bring significant accumulation – areas southeast of the Turnpike could see a trace to 1 inch. That may change, however, when the weekend arrives. Forecasters are keeping a close eye on a system that could bring light-to-moderate snowfall on Sunday/Sunday night. Watch for further updates as that system gets closer…

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