Lawrence likely to see temperature drop with rain, snow possible after 80-degree days

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Sun and temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s Monday and Tuesday could give way to rain, possibly followed by snow, along with an anticipated 60-degree drop in the temperature Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday’s daytime forecast calls for sun with a high near 79° with wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Then there’s a 40% chance of rain before 8 p.m., followed by snow later on.

The low temperature could drop to 19° Tuesday night, according to NWS, and the area could see wind gusts as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday is expected to be sunny again, with a high of 41° and wind gusts as high as 25 mph. The low temperature is expected to be around 25° Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to the NWS.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to be warmer, with highs of 55°, 62° and 75°, respectively, the NWS forecast showed as of Monday afternoon.

The area also has an elevated fire danger index Monday, and the danger is expected to continue for much of the area Tuesday and Thursday, according to the NWS. Other than the possible rain and snow Tuesday evening, dry conditions will remain for a while, and planned burns should be postponed, according to NWS.

Hear the county’s current burn status and record your burn by calling 785-832-5394. More information is available on Douglas County’s website at this link.

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National Weather Service local office (Topeka):
 Find the latest weather forecast info and severe weather advisories for the Lawrence area at this link.

 Call 785-234-2592 to hear the forecast.

The NWS is also on Twitter, @NWSTopeka, and Facebook, facebook.com/NWSTopeka.

Douglas County Emergency Management:
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Sign up to receive emergency alerts at dgcoks.org/emalerts.

Find lots of tips on severe weather and other emergency preparedness on DgCoEM’s website at douglascountyks.org/emergency-management.

Report storm damage (for non-emergencies only, and after storm danger has passed) via this form.

Evergy outages:
Check the status of power outages on the Evergy outage map, outagemap.evergy.com.

Report a power outage at evergy.com/report-outage, or call 800-544-4857.

City of Lawrence snow info:
The city has snow information and a map at lawrenceks.org/snow that shows information about road conditions and snow plow locations. The city typically begins snow and ice control for residential roadways when 2 or more inches of snowfall or icing occurs.

Air quality:
Check the current air quality index in Lawrence and elsewhere through AirNow, airnow.gov.

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