Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that the wind will be gusty throughout the weekend as temperatures begin to climb from the deep freeze.
Skies will turn cloudy during the night with south winds continuing. Lows will drop into the teens but wind chills could drop into the single digits.
Saturday will be cloudy for most of the day, but late in the afternoon, some sunshine will be peeking through. Highs will be close to 40 but wind chills will stay in the 30s. South winds may gust as high as 30-35 mph.
A cold front dropping into the area on Sunday may produce some sprinkles or a few flurries. Any precipitation will be extremely light, and winds will turn back to the north by the end of the weekend. Highs will be in the 40s for much of the state. More very cold air is expected to return south next week. Highs will fall into the teens and 20s by Tuesday.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Cloudy to mostly cloudy, not as cold. Wind: SE 10-15. Low: 20.
Tomorrow: Cloudy to partly cloudy and windy. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 43.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Wind: S 10-15. Low: 33.
Sun: High: 46 Cloudy, breezy.
Mon: High: 48 Low: 25 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 34 Low: 22 Partly cloudy, breezy, Colder.
Wed: High: 28 Low: 18 Partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 32 Low: 12 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 35 Low: 20 Increasing clouds; breezy.