Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that the wind ramps up on Friday and the fire danger will be a big concern around the state. Wildfires are very possible given the very dry conditions Kansas continues to see.
The wind begins picking up overnight in western Kansas with lows in the 30s. Skies will be clear, and abundant sun is on the way for Friday. South winds will gust to 35 or 40 mph with highs getting into the 60s.
Windy weather continues Friday night and throughout the weekend. Saturday will see highs in the 60s and 70s with wind gusts of 40 mph possible. Higher humidity returns to the area Sunday, which will lower the fire danger just a bit. Temperatures will still be in the 60s and 70s. Any rain chances will hold off until after dark Sunday evening. Some thunder is possible too, but severe weather is not likely.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clear, chilly. Wind: NE/SE 5-10. Low: 29.
Tomorrow: Sunny, breezy, warmer. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 62.
Tomorrow night: Clear. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. Low: 41.
Sat: High: 65 Mostly sunny, very windy, warm.
Sun: High: 63 Low: 48 Mostly cloudy, breezy. Overnight showers/storms.
Mon: High: 54 Low: 38 Becoming partly cloudy, windy.
Tue: High: 52 Low: 29 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 50 Low: 28 Sunny.
Thu: High: 55 Low: 30 Mostly sunny.