Cold continues for the New Year

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says it's going to be dangerously cold overnight.

Due to dangerous wind chills, dropping to 5 to 20 degrees below zero tonight into Monday morning, Wind Chill Advisories will be in effect through noon on Monday.

It’s going to be cold tonight for your New Year’s Eve plans. Actual temperatures will drop between 0 and -10 overnight. When you factor in the wind, it’s going to feel even colder than that. With these extreme wind chills, frost bite will be possible on exposed skin within 30 minutes.

It will stay cold Monday afternoon, with highs in the low to mid teens. By Tuesday, warmer air will arrive, thanks to wind in from the southwest. We’ll get back into the 20s in central Kansas and the 30s for the west.

Highs will stay in the 30s through the end of the work week. We'll warm into the 40s next weekend, with a chance for a rain/snow mix on Sunday in central and eastern Kansas.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: N 10-15; gusty. Low: -3.

New Year's Day: Sunny. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 13.

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SE/SW 5-10. Low: 1.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SE/SW 5-10. High: 24.

Wed: High: 32 Low: 14 Sunny.
Thu: High: 30 Low: 11 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 37 Low: 13 Mostly sunny.
Sat: High: 44 Low: 20 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 49 Low: 30 Partly cloudy, slight chance of rain/snow.