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Good Morning and Happy Friday! If you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather, then get ready for a spectacular day. The only downside is the wind, which will become quite breezy; gusting out of the south at 15-30 mph. This will bring in the warmer temperatures, and more moisture. This increase in moisture will help fuel thunderstorms later on this evening. Not expecting any widespread severe weather, but a few stronger storms are certainly possible. The thunderstorm activity will move off to the east, and the sky will clear out through the night. The wind won’t be as strong, and eventually will switch from the south to the north.

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Temperatures will be heating up this weekend. Highs will soar into the low 90s on Sunday and Monday. There is a threat for a few pop-up thunderstorms Saturday evening, with a better chance late Sunday. Cooler air will begin to arrive on Tuesday, which means more thunderstorms will be possible on Tuesday. Highs will cool off into the 80s for Wednesday and Thursday.

Have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Aaron White

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Aaron White
Aaron White - Aaron joins the WDAY Weather team from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he worked as a Meteorologist and Weather Producer for KSFY, the ABC affiliate. Being an “army brat” most of his life, he grew up in many different states in the Midwest, and even another country. Aaron and his family lived in Germany for 3 years, before moving to Manhattan, Kansas in 2001. He calls Kansas his home state, having gone to junior high, high school and college there. He earned in Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas in 2012. While he was there, he did Undergraduate research on river flooding, which included a focus on the Red River. After his sophomore year, he began an internship at KSFY, and eventually worked to become a weather producer. Aside from forecasting the weather, he participated in storm chasing. During his time at the University of Kansas, he and some of his colleagues chased storms across Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa. After the Super Outbreak of 2011, Aaron and his colleagues raised $3000 and collected food and water to take to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was ravaged by and EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011. His group spent a week there, helping clean up debris left over from the tornado. It was an eye opening experience for him, having not seen that kind of devastation in person before. Aaron has always been passionate about weather, and gets reminded about watching The Weather Channel when he was 3, at family gatherings. When he isn’t forecasting, Aaron enjoys swimming, running, and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.
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