It may not yet be time to break out the shorts and sandals, but the first part of this week is calling for divine weather.
A unseasonably warm system is pushing through Kansas, bringing with it potentially record-breaking warm temperatures – the kind that bring 60 to 70-degree days and breezes that only gently toss your hair as compared to the winds on Sunday that buffeted Kansans with 45 to 50 mph winds.
Sunday’s wind helped fuel the blizzard-like conditions for the East Coast this week, said Kevin Darmofal, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita.
“While Boston and New York get the blizzard and snow, we will be looking at temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s,” Darmofal said.
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The high temperatures could break records, Darmofal said. The highest temperature for Jan. 27, 69 degrees, was reached in 2013; the high for Jan. 28, 74 degrees, also was in 2013. The typical temperatures for this time of the year are in the lower 40s.
Enjoy the balmy temperatures while you can, things will change soon enough. A weather system moving in later this week will bring cooler temperatures and a chance of rain or snow.
“It is still winter,” Darmofal said. “We still can expect snow throughout all of February and March. In fact, some of our bigger snows occur in March. For now, we just have a couple of stretches of unseasonably mild and record warmth.”