Heavy rain forecast for today

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Forecasters said Monday through Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s to low 60s.

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High temperatures ahead of a cold front push the mercury into the 70s and 80s for North and South Central Kansas while temperatures tumbled for Western Kansas. This is all thanks to a very strong Canadian high now located to our northwest, but it will track east throughout the day today and will eventually be able to slide that cold air in New England into our neck of the woods. Daytime highs will be in the lower 80's with overnight lows will be in the 60's.

According to a collection of reports for this area, the North Country is going to see a considerable mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain and wind over the weekend.

In northwest Kansas, rain started falling during the morning hours and gradually sagged south as we approached midday.

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On the northern side, heavy snow will continue from Wisconsin to MI, with icy conditions reaching all the way to New England.

Skies will certainly clear Saturday night with breezy and sharply cooler conditions likely through Sunday morning. Low temperatures will likely be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph.or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.

Occasional evening rain and drizzle is predicted for Sunday night, along with occasional evening rain and drizzle and heavy rain late into the night. A possibility of up to 2 inches of rain in localized areas is included in Monday's forecast. Monday night holds another chance of showers.

A more spring-like weather pattern is starting to evolve this weekend. Temperatures stay in the 70s Wednesday through Friday.