Weather Alert Day for dangerous wind chills and bitter cold temperatures. Arctic air has settled into the central Plains with temperatures in the single digits and low teens across Kansas, and even colder temperatures to our North. Northerly winds of 10-20 m.p.h., will create dangerous wind chills this morning and tonight while many will be celebrating New Year's Eve. Wind chills across Kansas will range from 10 to 25 degrees below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect through Noon on New Year's Day. Wet winter weather will not impact travel or road conditions through the holiday.
Highs today will only reach the single digits and low teens with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Tonight mostly clear skies and frigid, with overnight lows below zero for the entire state. Wind chills during the morning on New Year's Day will range from 10-25 degrees below zero. If Wichita reaches the forecast low of -3 degrees it will be close to the record of -5 set back in 1979.
Under sunny skies and Arctic high pressure, highs will only reach the single digits and teens on New Year's Day. The cold air sticks around on Tuesday as many head back to school. High temperatures will moderate into the 30s and warmer 40s by the end of the week. Dry weather will continue for the next 7 days.
Wichita Area Forecast:
***Wind Chill Advisory: until Noon Monday***
Today: Becoming mostly sunny. Wind: N 10-20; gusty. High: 12.
New Year's Eve: Mostly clear. Wind: N 5-10. Low: -3.
New Year's Day: Mostly sunny. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 12.
Tomorrow night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 2.
Tue: High: 23 Sunny.
Wed: High: 32 Low: 13 Sunny.
Thu: High: 30 Low: 11 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 35 Low: 14 Sunny.
Sat: High: 44 Low: 23 Partly cloudy.
Sun: High: 42 Low: 29 Mostly cloudy, slight chance of rain/snow.