Cooler Monday, but it won't last

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front pushed through Kansas, from the north, on Sunday. Behind this front, cooler weather will arrive on Monday.

Tonight, there will be a few clouds and it will get chilly. Lows will fall into the mid teens to low 20s. It will be breezy, with wind in from the north around 10 to 15 mph, and gusts around 20 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow, sunshine returns with cooler weather. Highs will drop into the upper 30s to low 40s in central Kansas, with wind in from the north. It will be warmer for the west, where wind will be in from the south, keeping highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

By Tuesday, wind will be in from the south for everyone. It will be windy, with gusts around 40 mph possible. That southerly wind will pull in warmer air, with highs jumping into the upper 50s for central Kansas and the upper 60s for the west.

Our next cold front will put an end to warm up. It will move into western Kansas, from the northwest, Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, the front will move through central Kansas, clearing the state by Wednesday evening.

Behind this front, we'll have a chance for rain and snow. Snow showers will be possible in northwestern Kansas Wednesday night. A rain/snow mix will be possible overnight in north central Kansas, before turning to snow early Thursday morning. This will taper off throughout the day on Thursday, leaving light accumulation.

It will get cooler behind this system, dropping into the 30s and 40s for the latter half of the week.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: N 10-15; gusty. Low: 20.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind: N 10-15; gusty. High: 40.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: S/SE 5-10. Low: 26.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Wind: S 10-30; gusty. High: 57.

Wed: High: 59 Low: 35 Mostly sunny
Thu: High: 43 Low: 31 Mostly cloudy
Fri: High: 41 Low: 18 Partly cloudy
Sat: High: 47 Low: 22 Partly cloudy
Sun: High: 35 Low: 22 Mostly cloudy and breezy