By Meteorologist Mark Larson
11:20 AM CST, January 26, 2013
Finally, a good bet to get wet here in Kansas but don't expect drought busting rains. Our rainfall will be measured in the tenths of an inch not inches or more however any moisture in the midst of our long dry spell will be great.
Saturday look for increasing clouds through out the afternoon along with gusty southerly winds.
The southwest corner of Kansas will be the first to see showers develop late in the day. The area of showers and light is then expected to expand and push eastward overnight then eventually slide out of our state early Sunday.
Temperatures Saturday night into Sunday morning will stay above freezing so no snow or ice are expected anywhere in Kansas.
There could be a bit of fog early Monday but partly cloudy skies should prevail by midday allowing afternoon temps to soar to near record levels as they top out in the upper-60s to around 70 degrees!
The big time warmth will be short-lived though as a potent cold front slashes through our area late Tuesday ushering in a slight chance of rain or snow showers followed by dry but much colder weather Wednesday through Friday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Breezy; increasing clouds. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 57.
Tonight: Cloudy with a period of light rain likely. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 41.
Tomorrow: a.m. drizzle then mostly cloudy. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. High: 64.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy; patchy fog late. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 44.
Mon: High: 69 Early fog then partly cloudy and warmer.
Tue: High: 58 Low: 45 Mostly cloudy; breezy p.m. showers/isolated storms.
Wed: High: 37 Low: 28 Becoming partly cloudy, windy and colder.
Thu: High: 39 Low: 22 Mostly sunny but chilly.
Fri: High: 43 Low: 20 Partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 45 Low: 23 Mostly sunny.
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