By Meteorologist Dean Jones
8:50 AM CST, March 3, 2013
Most areas of Kansas will start out mostly sunny, with increasing high clouds by afternoon. Temperatures will be warmer today than yesterday, however areas with snow on the ground will still be cool. The snow-free areas of western Kansas will warm into the 60s, with even a few 70 degree readings possible. Temperatures over the snow cover will remain in the 40s and lower 50s.
The next weather maker will pass mainly to the north of Kansas tonight into Monday, bringing a cold front and a cooling trend for the first couple days of the work week. There may be a few sprinkles or spotty light rain showers during the afternoon, however it's not a very good chance of rain. Some of these showers, might mix with light snow before ending Monday night. No snowfall accumulations with this system.
Behind the cold front on Monday into Tuesday, the wind machine will crank up across the state. Gusts between 30-40 m.p.h. are possible both Monday afternoon and Tuesday. A cool down is also expected following the cold front with high temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s Tuesday. Milder weather settles in Wednesday through Friday. Rain chances will be on the increase late Friday night into the weekend as a series of systems moves towards Kansas.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and milder. Wind: S 5-15. High: 49.
Tonight: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. Wind: SE/E 5-15. Low: 35.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few sprinkles possible by afternoon. Wind: N 10-20; gusty. High: 48.
Monday night: Cloudy with any sprinkles or flurries ending. Wind: NW 10-25; gusty. Low: 30.
Tue: High: 40 Becoming mostly sunny, windy and colder.
Wed: High: 48 Low: 23 Mostly sunny and warmer.
Thu: High: 58 Low: 32 Turning partly cloudy and breezy.
Fri: High: 59 Low: 40 Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy and breezy. Chance of a shower overnight.
Sat: High: 55 Low: 42 Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.
Sun: High: 52 Low: 37 Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.
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