Arctic blast on the way

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says we'll warm up Monday, but it won't last long. An arctic blast will bring colder air into the region this week.

A warm front will push into southwest Kansas overnight, into early tomorrow morning. Patchy fog will develop along this front early Monday, but it will clear by the afternoon. Highs will be warm, reaching the 50s to lower 60s.

That warm air wont last. A cold front will push into northwest Kansas by Monday evening and it will move all the way through the state, heading to the southeast, by Tuesday morning. Behind this front, cold arctic air will build over the state.

Light snow showers will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning for northwest Kansas, Those showers will then build over the southwest Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.

A gradual warm up will return by the end of the week.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Becoming cloudy, fog and drizzle possible late. Wind: SE 5-15. Low: 42.

Monday: A.M. fog, then mostly cloudy. Wind: S 5-10. High: 60.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, turning much colder. Wind: SW/N 10-20; gusty. Low: 29.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and colder. Wind: N 15-20; gusty. High: 35

Wed: High: 29 Low: 15 Partly cloudy, very cold. A few flurries overnight.
Thu: High: 27 Low: 15 Mostly to partly cloudy, a bit breezy.
Fri: High: 30 Low: 12 partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 37 Low: 14 Becoming mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 41 Low: 20 Partly cloudy, breezy.