Showers and storms have developed over southwestern Kansas. This activity is expected to move northeast and into the Wichita area after Midnight. Lows overnight will drop to the 40s and 50s.
For Saturday, we expect some morning showers and storms over central and eastern Kansas. This activity will move away from the region but more isolated showers and storms could pop up in the afternoon over this same area. Highs will be in the 60s on what will be a windy Saturday afternoon. The breeze will be switching around to the northwest in the northwest part of the state on the back side of a potent weather maker. Expect any rain to change over to snow late Saturday afternoon and last through the overnight in this area of Kansas. Winter storm watch is out for northern and northwest Kansas through early Sunday. Snowfall accumulations of 1-4" are possible in this area, with pockets of locally higher amounts in northeast Colorado where a Blizzard Warning is in effect.
A much cooler and windy Sunday is in store, along with a cool Monday. Temperatures are set to rebound though the rest of next week.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Overnight: Cloudy with rain and storms likely. Wind: SE 15-25; gusty. Low: 52.
Saturday: Morning showers and storms then mostly cloudy. Isolated P.M. shower/storms possible. Windy and warm. Wind: SE/S 20-30; gusty. High: 66.
Saturday night: Evening clearing then becoming mostly cloudy, breezy and colder. Wind: S/NW 15-25; gusty. Low: 34.
Sun: High: 43 Morning sprinkles then turning partly cloudy, windy and colder.
Mon: High: 49 Low: 26 Becoming mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 63 Low: 30 Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer.
Wed: High: 65 Low: 38 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Thu: High: 67 Low: 39 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Fri: High: 70 Low: 41 Partly cloudy and breezy.
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