Our string of mild December days is about to end as a cold front slides across Kansas Thursday ushering cooler temps, gusty northerly winds, more clouds but only a few sprinkles. Afternoon highs Thursday will range from around 50 over the northwest corner of Kansas to the lower 60s southeast.
Our cooling trend will continue through early next week as highs dip into the 40s and 50s Friday then tumble into the 30s by Sunday and Monday.
Another front and very strong storm system will sweep out into our region from the west Sunday bringing decent rain and snow chances our way. Timing at this point in time remains a bit of a challenge but moisture could move into northwest Kansas as early as Saturday night then spread eastward Sunday into Monday.
It's far to early to talk rain or snow amounts but depending upon the weekend weather-maker's track, measurable snow will be possible for some.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and mild. Wind: SE/NW 5-15. High: 60.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NW/N 5-10. Low: 36.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler. Wind: N 5-15. High: 55.
Tomorrow night: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: N/NE 5-10. Low: 33.
Sat: High: 54 Partly to mostly cloudy.
Sun: High: 39 Low: 35 a.m. drizzle, p.m. snow showers; windy, colder too.
Mon: High: 38 Low: 18 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Tue: High: 45 Low: 21 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 50 Low: 24 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Thu: High: 37 Low: 20 Mostly cloudy, windy and colder.
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