A slow thaw is on the way

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll still need to layer-on the sweaters and coats for a few more days but hang-in there, "warmer" temps are on the way to Kansas soon.

Look for decreasing clouds Tuesday with highs ranging from near 20 degrees around southeastern Kansas to the lower 30s near the Colorado state line.

Afternoon highs should stay at or just below freezing for eastern Kansas through Thursday while the west sees temps soar into the 40s to near 50 degrees.

The eastern half of our state will get a chance to thaw-out by week's end and into the weekend when highs climb into the 40s and 50s statewide.

Sunday, a storm system will push out into the central Plains from the southern Rockies, and bring rain chances to central and eastern Kansas. A light rain snow mix will also be possible Sunday night into Monday morning before the weather-maker slides to our east.

The weather system will be followed by another shot of Arctic air and cold snap, for the middle of next week when temps once again tumble into the teens and 20s.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Today: Decreasing clouds. Wind: SW 5-10. High: 24.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/NW 5-10. Low: 14.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: NW/N 10-15. High: 32.

Tomorrow night: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: N/NE 5-10. Low: 12.

Thu: High: 30 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 38 Low: 17 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 44 Low: 21 Partly cloudy, breezy.
Sun: High: 47 Low: 36 Mostly cloudy; Scattered p.m. rain showers.
Mon: High: 41 Low: 32 Early rain/snow mix then partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 33 Low: 22 Partly cloudy, windy, colder.