Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that with such unusual warmth for October, record high temperatures are expected Friday afternoon. Much of the state will see 80 degree weather, which is more than 20 degrees above normal.
A few clouds will move through overnight, but we don't expect any rainfall. Lows will dip down into the 40s and 50s with south breezes continuing.
The wind cranks up for Friday afternoon and some gusts will be up between 30 and 40 mph. Highs will warm well into the 80s. The record high for Wichita is 83, Salina is 89, Dodge City is 85, and Russell is 84.
Warm weather rolls on into the weekend even though a cold front will drop into the area Saturday afternoon. Highs will still be in the 70s and 80s and record highs are again possible Saturday and Sunday in parts of the Plains.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Wind: S 5-15. Low: 59.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, windy, and warm. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 83.
Tomorrow night: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. Low: 62.
Sat: High: 83 Partly cloudy early, turning mostly sunny and breezy.
Sun: High: 80 Low: 58 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 82 Low: 61 Mostly sunny and windy.
Tue: High: 72 Low: 52 Increasing clouds.
Wed: High: 73 Low: 53 Becoming mostly cloudy.
Thu: High: 70 Low: 56 Mostly cloudy; scattered p.m. showers/storms.