Warmer weather on the way

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a warming trend will take over this week.

Tonight, it will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows from 2 to -4 across the state. It will feel a little colder than that early Monday morning, thanks to wind about 5-10 mph.

Tuesday, with wind win from the southwest, warmer air will take over. Highs will warm back into the 20s in central and eastern Kansas and the 30s in the west.

It will get even warmer on Wednesday, with lows in the teens and highs in the 30s in central Kansas and the 40s in the west. A weak cold front will move in from the north Monday morning, clearing the state by Monday evening.

Behind this cold front, we'll only drop a few degrees, with lows from around 10-15° and highs in the low 30s on Thursday.

Beyond this cold front, warmer weather will take over for the end of the week. Lows will warm into the 20s with highs in the 40s on Saturday.

Our next chance for rain will arrive on Sunday. An area of low pressure will push into western Kansas, from the west, bringing light rain showers into central Kansas throughout the day on Sunday. A light rain/snow mix will be possible in north central Kansas. Any chance for rain or snow will come to an end by early Monday morning. Highs will stay in the 40s through then.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 0.

Tomorrow: Becoming sunny. Wind: SW 5-10. High: 24.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/NW 5-10. Low: 14.

Wednesday: Sunny. Wind: NW 5-10. High: 32.

Thu: High: 30 Low: 11 Sunny.
Fri: High: 37 Low: 17 Sunny.
Sat: High: 43 Low: 20 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 47 Low: 30 Partly cloudy with isolated showers.
Mon: High: 43 Low: 27 Mostly sunny.