By Meteorologist Dean Jones
5:02 AM CST, February 10, 2013
"Windy" is an understatement today. A storm system over Nebraska will push a cold front through Kansas during the day and winds will be gusting as high as 55 m.p.h. in some areas through the afternoon. A Wind Advisory has been posted for the majority of Kansas through 6 p.m. Snow flurries may continue in the northwest during the morning, however skies should turn sunny to mostly sunny in most areas (except northwest Kansas). West winds in the Wichita area will approach 45 m.p.h. by afternoon. Cooler across the north and west with highs ranging from the upper 30s northwest ,to near 60 in the southeast.
Overnight skies will remain mostly clear and winds should begin to diminish after midnight. Temperatures will drop into the teens and 20s by sunrise Monday.
Sunshine will dominate the weather picture on Monday as high pressure (stable weather) moves across Nebraska influencing conditions over Kansas. By Monday afternoon and evening clouds will be on the increase with the next storm moving into the Rockies. This system will dive further south and produce accumulating snow in OK by Tuesday with some chance of snowfall (light) near the Oklahoma/Kansas stateline on Tuesday morning.
Beyond Tuesday the weather looks quiet, but turning windy and colder by Thursday and Friday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
** Wind Advisory: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. **
Today: Mostly sunny; very windy! Wind: S/W 25-35; gusty. High: 57.
Tonight: Mostly clear and colder. Wind: NW 15-25; diminishing. Low: 27.
Monday: Mostly sunny, cool. Wind: N 5-15. High: 45.
Monday night: Becoming mostly cloudy with light snow or flurries possible after midnight. Wind: N 5-15. Low: 27.
Tue: High: 39 Morning flurries and clouds. Becoming partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 52 Low: 24 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 48 Low: 29 Partly cloudy and windy.
Fri: High: 36 Low: 25 Partly cloudy, windy and colder.
Sat: High: 40 Low: 20 Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly.
Sun: High: 55 Low: 28 Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer.
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