By Meteorologist Rodney Price
4:58 PM CST, February 8, 2013
Low clouds in eastern Kansas will give way to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. Wicked southerly winds will gust to near 40 mph at times over western Kansas with highs in the low to mid-50s for most of the state. High thin clouds will drift in during the afternoon hours but all will stay dry.
Gusty southerly winds will spread eastward Friday night as clouds thicken. Overnight lows will be fairly mild, in the 30s to near 40 degrees.
A few showers will develop Saturday morning and early afternoon. Highs are expected top out in the mid-50s along with a stiff south wind.
Our weekend weather-maker will bring thunderstorms to the eastern half of Kansas Saturday night. Some hail, up to an inch in diameter, and wind gusts around 50 mph will be possible with a few of the stronger storms.
Colder air will swirl into the weekend storm system Saturday night so snow will begin to fly across northwest Kansas by early Sunday morning.
Most of our state should be dry but cooler Sunday afternoon with a gusty northerly wind that will usher in even colder temps Monday and Tuesday when afternoon highs fall into the 40s.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Low clouds give way to mostly sunny skies. Wind: SE 5-15. High: 49.
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Wind: SE 10-20. Low: 38.
Sat: High: 54 Mostly cloudy and windy. Some morning showers then nighttime storms.
Sun: High: 54 Low: 44 Becoming partly cloudy and windy.
Mon: High: 45 Low: 29 Partly cloudy, breezy and colder.
Tue: High: 44 Low: 25 Mostly cloudy and cool.
Wed: High: 49 Low: 25 Becoming partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 52 Low: 28 Mostly sunny.
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