Arctic surge on the way

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says it's cooler for New Year's Eve, thanks to a cold front that moved through Friday night, but there's even colder air on the way next week.

High pressure will take over for the weekend, keeping skies mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Our next chance for rain will come Sunday night into Monday morning, as an area of low pressure builds in from the west. The best chance for rain will be over central and eastern Kansas. Any chance for rain will come to an end Monday afternoon.

A warm front will move into southwest Kansas on Sunday, bringing warmer air into the region. This front will push to the north on Sunday night. Fog will develop along the front as it moves into the northwestern part of the state.

By Monday morning, our next cold front moves into northwest Kansas. It will move to the southeast, into the central part of the state by Monday evening.

We'll have cold, arctic air pushing in behind this front next week. Highs will drop from the 60s on Monday, to the 30s on Tuesday, and even the 20s on Wednesday.

Weak disturbances will bring a chance for light snow next week. Snow showers will be possible in northwestern Kansas Wednesday evening, into central Kansas Thursday morning. The chance for snow will linger over western Kansas Thursday and Friday and it will build back into central Kansas Friday night into Saturday morning.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Wind: NE/SE 5-10. Low: 25.

Tomorrow: Drizzle in the morning, then partly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-15; gusty. High: 47.

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy, drizzle late. Wind: SE 5-15. Low: 40.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Wind: S 5-15. High: 62.

Tue: High: 34 Low: 27 Partly cloudy, windy and much colder.
Wed: High: 29 Low: 15 Mostly sunny, very cold.
Thu: High: 26 Low: 15 Mostly to partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 28 Low: 11 Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, breezy. Flurries developing by evening.
Sat: High: 34 Low: 15 A.M. flurries, otherwise mostly cloudy.