Cold front on the way for Christmas

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front is on the way for Christmas that will bring some much colder weather into the state on Tuesday.

It’s going to stay cold tonight, with lows in the single digits for the northwest and around 10-15 degrees for the rest of the state. Clouds will increase tonight, and we’ll stay cloudy on Christmas. Wind will be in from the south, for the southern half of the state tomorrow, pulling in warmer air. Highs will reach the low 40s. For the northern half of the state, a cold front will move in from the north. This will keep highs in the 30s.

That front will slowly move to the south, through the state by Monday night. Behind the front, much colder air will build in on Tuesday. Lows will be in single digits for most of the state Tuesday morning with highs in the teens to low 20s.

It's going to stay partly cloudy and chilly on Wednesday, with lows around 10-15 degrees and highs in the upper 20s in central Kansas and the low 30s in the west.

With a system building in Wednesday night, flurries will be possible in south central Kansas Thursday morning. The best chance for snow will be east of I-135 and it will end by Thursday afternoon. Everyone will be back in the 30s by then.

We'll be partly cloudy on Friday with lows in the low 20s and highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Another chance for light snow will arrive in central Kansas Saturday morning. We'll keep you updated on the timing and impacts of this next system as it gets closer.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: W 5-10. Low: 12.

Christmas: Cloudy. Wind: SE 5-15. High: 40.

Tomorrow night: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: SE/NE 5-10. Low: 14.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and colder. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 24.

Wed: High: 28 Low: 12 Partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 39 Low: 22 Partly cloudy. a few flurries.
Fri: High: 37 Low: 22 Partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 31 Low: 18 Mostly cloudy, flurries.
Sun: High: 22 Low: 10 Mostly cloudy.