Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll get a chance to thaw-out a bit after today when temps finally climb back above freezing Thursday and Friday but there's another shot of bone-chilling Arctic air on the way to Kansas this weekend so get set to shiver again.
Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday and it'll be another very cold December day with highs in the 20s and wind chills in the teens.
We should see high temps back above freezing Thursday afternoon when highs climb into the mid to upper 30s but another Arctic cold front will most likely to move in Thursday night causing temperatures to tumble again for week's end. The front will be followed by another bitter blast of Polar air that will stick around through New Years Day and into next week.
The next surge of cold air will probably crank-up a few snow showers or flurries for western and northern Kansas but we're not expecting anything heavy at this time through the beginning of 2018.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Today: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: E/SE 5-15. High: 24.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind: SE/S 5-15. Low: 17.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny; Not so cold. Wind: S/SW 10-15. High: 38.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/NE 5-15. Low: 18.
Fri: High: 37 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 23 Low: 16 Mostly cloudy; much colder.
Sun: High: 18 Low: 5 Mostly cloudy, , breezy, o-night flurries.
New Years: High: 14 Low: -2 Sunny.
Tue: High: 24 Low: -3 Sunny to mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 32 Low: 18 Mostly cloudy, windy, p.m. flurries.