Mild for February with gusty southerly winds today. An Arctic cold front will bring big changes to Kansas on Sunday. Highs today will be well above normal for early February, with highs in the 50s and 60s. Normal highs are in the low to mid 40s.
The surge of Arctic air will happen tonight and throughout the day Sunday. Northerly winds will be gusty and temperatures will remain steady or fall during the afternoon. Temperatures in the 20s with wind chills in the single digits and teens are expected by Sunday afternoon. A few flurries and light snow are possible, however should not impact travel or road conditions. Light snow an flurries will end during the late afternoon and skies will begin to clear Sunday night.
Monday will be a transition day with temperatures closer to normal, however another weather system will begin to impact Kansas on Monday night into Tuesday. A light wintry mix may develop after midnight into Tuesday morning, with light to at times moderate snow possible across parts of western and northern Kansas. Light snow will continue on Tuesday and accumulations are possible. At this time, the exact track of this system is still uncertain and forecasting exact snowfall amounts remain difficult. More updates and a snowfall amount forecast will be more likely Sunday with more fine-tuning expected on Monday.
High temperatures next week will range from the 20s and 30s on Tuesday to the 40s and 50s Wednesday through Friday. Another cold front and surge of much colder air is expected next weekend.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny, breezy. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. High: 57.
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: SW/N 5-15. Low: 27.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, breezy. A few flurries possible. Wind: N 10-20; gusty. High: 30.
Sunday night: Becoming mostly clear. Wind: NE/SE 5-10. Low: 15.
Mon: High: 45 Becoming partly cloudy, breezy. Light wintry mix overnight.
Tue: High: 33 Low: 27 Mostly cloudy; breezy, wintry mix and light snow possible.
Wed: High: 42 Low: 16 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 54 Low: 25 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 46 Low: 32 Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy with rain showers possible.
Sat: High: 33 Low: 25 Mostly cloudy, breezy.