Temperatures have taken the turn to the warmer side of things. Arctic air is in the process of retreating. Due to clouds moving in during the afternoon, it slowed the warming process for several cities, including Wichita.
Tonight, due to a southwesterly wind, temps won’t be nearly as bitter as previous days. Lows will be chilly in the 20s and lower 30s.
Friday will offer up more warmth with widespread highs in the 50s. More sunshine will be seen out west than communities farther east.
Continued warming expected over the weekend with highs in the 60s and 70s by Sunday. There is a chance for drizzle Friday night and into Saturday, pinpointed for central and eastern Kansas. Winds this weekend will also be stronger.
There is another chance for light rain for eastern cities Sunday with rain, possibly a few snowflakes, along the Kansas/Nebraska state line. This storm looks to mainly miss Kansas as areas farther north will have a greater chance for picking up some moisture.
Our next Arctic front is on target for the middle of next week. While the work week starts off mild in the 50s and 60s, we will drop to the 20s and 30s by Wednesday with a chance for rain and snow.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman