By Meteorologist Mark Larson
12:52 PM CST, January 14, 2013
The very cold Canadian air-mass that's been hanging around our region over the past few days is about to push away from the Plains allowing a slow but steady warming trend to take us to midweek and beyond.
Monday, look for mostly sunny skies across except for parts of the west. It will be a cold start to our week with afternoon highs ranging from the upper-20s for most of western Kansas to the lower-30s for central and south-central parts of our state. Winds will once again be rather light.
A few flurries/snow showers will fly over northwestern Kansas Monday evening but only trace amounts are expected.
Most of Kansas will rebound into the mid to upper-30s for highs Tuesday afternoon under a mostly sunny sky.
Our area should see afternoon highs in the upper-40s to near 50 by midweek and even warmer temps by week's end.
Dry weather is expected for the next 10-14 days around the central US.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Mostly sunny but chilly. Wind: N/NE 5-10. High: 32.
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Wind: NE/E 5-10. Low: 11.
Tomorrow: Becoming mostly sunny. Wind: E/SW 5-10. High: 36.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/S 5-10. Low: 19.
Wed: High: 49 Mostly sunny and warmer.
Thu: High: 50 Low: 22 Sunny.
Fri: High: 55 Low: 27 Mostly sunny and windy.
Sat: High: 58 Low: 30 Sunny and warm.
Sun: High: 48 Low: 25 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 36 Low: 18 Mostly sunny but much colder.
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