The Central Plains have been baking in relentless heat the past few weeks, but much cooler days are expected into the weekend.
The change will result from a strong cold front and its associated rain and clouds.
Cooler air will develop to the north of the Central Plains cold front on Friday before migrating eastward on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service said.
Temperatures are expected to tumble as much as 20 degrees, and some locations could see below-average temperatures for the first time in weeks.
High temperatures over parts of eastern Colorado and into Kansas will be in the lower to mid-70s on Friday.
The NWS in Kansas City said a very pleasant weekend is expected with temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s. A few chances for scattered storms will be possible from Saturday through Monday, though severe weather is not expected.
While temperatures north of the front will tumble, locations south of the front, including Texas, will remain hot and humid for the foreseeable future.
The cooldown will be brief, as dangerous heat is expected to build back into the area by the middle of next week.
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