Warmer to end the work week, colder for the weekend

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says it’ll get a little warmer over the next few days, but that won’t last.

Tonight, with partly cloudy skies, lows will drop into the mid-teens across the state. Tomorrow, it will become mostly sunny. With wind in from the south pulling in warmer air, we’ll get back into the upper 30s to low 40s Thursday afternoon.

A cold front will begin moving into northwestern Kansas Thursday afternoon. This front will stall over the northern half of the state through Friday morning. By Friday evening, the front will push to the south, all the way through the state. Ahead of the front, highs will stay in the 30s on Friday.

Behind the front, it’s going to get a lot cooler for the weekend. Lows will drop back into the teens on Saturday with highs in the low 20s. A chance for snow will move in from the north late Saturday night and it will linger through Sunday morning. Light snow will be possible for the whole state. It will end before lunch time on Sunday. Lows will drop into single digits Sunday morning with highs in the teens Sunday afternoon.

Even colder air will build in from the north for the New Year. Lows will drop between -5 and 0 early Monday morning. Highs will only reach the mid-teens on New Year’s Day.

We’ll get a little warmer Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the 30s.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 16.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: S/SW 5-10. High: 39.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: SW 5-10. Low: 21.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Wind: E 5-10. High: 37.

Sat: High: 21 Low: 17 Partly cloudy
Sun: High: 19 Low: 8 Morning flurries, partly cloudy
New Year's Day: High: 16 Low: 0 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 31 Low: 5 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 33 Low: 15 Partly cloudy with flurries.