Keep those jackets and umbrellas handy on Wednesday, as highs should only make it into the mid-50s and rain is expected during the day in the Topeka area.

The sun returns Thursday, with highs around 70.

The pleasant weather continues through the weekend, with highs in the upper-60s on Friday, lower-70s on Saturday and upper-70s on Sunday.

Here is the seven-day outlook from the National Weather Service office in Topeka:


Today: Showers, mainly before 5 p.m. High near 54. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 40. West wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 42.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Breezy.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy.