Cooler for the weekend

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front is moving through the state, from the northwest, on Friday. Behind the front, the wind will back off and it will get a little cooler.

As the cold front moves into southeastern Kansas this evening, rain showers will be possible. Those will start around 8 p.m. and end by midnight. These could clip Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk and Greenwood counties, with the best chances to our east.

Tonight, lows will drop into the low to upper 20s. Wind will be in from the northwest, pulling in that cooler air. The sky will clear behind the front.

Tomorrow, highs will drop about 10 degrees, thanks to Friday's front. Expect plenty of sunshine with highs in the 50s across the state. The wind will be in from the W/NW from 5-10 mph.

Another cold front will move into the state on Sunday. This front, in from the north, will pull in even cooler air by Monday. Highs will drop from the low 50s on Sunday to the low 40s on Monday (which is normal for this time of the year). Don't expect rain or snow with this next front.

That cooler weather won't last long. With wind changing direction, our of the south, and picking up again, it's going to get warmer on Tuesday. Highs will bounce back into the upper 50s. We'll stay mostly sunny through then.

Yet another cold front will move into northwestern Kansas Wednesday morning. This will push to the southeast, out of the state by Thursday morning. A rain/snow mix will be possible in northwestern Kansas Wednesday night through Thursday. We're going to keep a close eye on this system over the next few days to nail down the impacts. Stay tuned.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/N 5-10. Low: 29.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind: NW 5-10. High: 57.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: NW 5-10. Low: 27.

Sunday: Sunny. Wind: SW/N 5-10. High: 54.

Mon: High: 42 Low: 23 Mostly sunny
Tue: High: 57 Low: 26 Mostly sunny
Wed: High: 59 Low: 40 Mostly sunny
Thu: High: 42 Low: 28 Partly cloudy
Fri: High: 40 Low: 20 Partly cloudy