Friday afternoon will be windy and warm as a storm system over the southwestern U.S. gets stronger and begins to plow out into the central Plains.
Strong southerly winds Friday will bring higher humidity and mostly cloudy skies to Kansas. Despite the clouds, temperatures will climb into the upper-50s to mid-60s.
Showers will be possible for southwestern Kansas late Friday afternoon.
The showers and a few thunderstorms will slowly spread east-northeastward overnight and into early Saturday morning.
The strong storm system will then move across our state by Saturday evening when but it appears the most significant rainfall will occur before noon over central and eastern Kansas.
Saturday evening look for light to moderate snow and blowing snow to develop over central and northern Kansas. One to three inches will be possible in a few spots by daybreak Sunday.
A blustery, much colder day is on the way Sunday behind the storm system with gusty northerly winds, highs in the 40s and a few sprinkles/flurries.
Look for temperatures to rebound next week as highs soar back into the mid-60s by Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Mostly cloudy and windy. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 65.
Tonight: Rain/storms likely after midnight. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. Low: 52.
Tomorrow: a.m. showers and storms; windy. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 66.
Tomorrow night: Evening showers/storms then breezy; colder. Wind: S/NW 10-20; gusty. Low: 35.
Sun: High: 45 Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a few sprinkles.
Mon: High: 50 Low: 26 Partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 63 Low: 30 Mostly sunny and warmer.
Wed: High: 65 Low: 38 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 67 Low: 39 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 70 Low: 41 Partly cloudy and breezy.
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