A storm system moving northward out of Texas and Oklahoma has brought some light rainfall to Kansas. The rain will continue off and on tonight into Thursday. Rainfall amounts are expected to be in the 1/4" to 1/2" range over southern, central and eastern Kansas. Western sections of the state are only looking at 1/4" or less. Temperatures overnight in western Kansas will be near freezing which could create a period of freezing rain. A Freezing Rain Advisory will be in effect from midnight to noon CST for most of northwest Kansas. After the rain ends on Friday, mostly cloudy skies will stay with us.
Strong winds are expected to develop early on Friday over western Kansas where a High Wind Watch is in effect. Some of those wind gusts will likely exceed 45 or 50 mph! Temperatures will also be mild to close out the work week but the nice weather won't last much longer. We will see a mix of clouds and sunshine over the weekend but temperatures will be 20-30 degrees colder than what we experience on Friday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Overnight: Cloudy with off and on rain. Wind: NE/E 5-15. Low: 40.
Thursday: Morning rain showers then just mostly cloudy. Wind: E/SE 5-15. High: 51.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy. Wind: E/S 5-15. Low: 40.
Fri: High: 63 Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer.
Sat: High: 36 Low: 29 Partly cloudy, breezy and MUCH colder.
Sun: High: 34 Low: 16 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and cold.
Mon: High: 37 Low: 15 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 40 Low: 18 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 44 Low: 20 Mostly sunny.
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