Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that warmer, springlike weather returns just in time for outdoor activities this weekend.
Areas of frost will develop across southwest, central, and northern Kansas early Friday. Low will fall into the 30s, but should stay above freezing. The winds will be light Friday morning, and shouldn't be much of a factor in the afternoon. Look for a sunny sky with highs in the 70s.
Clear skies continue Friday night and Saturday. Temperatures will be in the 70s again Saturday afternoon with southeast winds picking up in western Kansas. Some gusts will be between 20 and 30 mph.
Spotty storm chances return for western Kansas by Sunday evening, but they will be few and far between. Increased storm chances return next week, with severe weather possible Tuesday and Wednesday.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clearing, chilly. Wind: N 5-15. Low: 41.
Tomorrow: Sunny, mild. Wind: NW/W 5-10. High: 72.
Tomorrow night: Clear, not too cold. Wind: SW/N 5-10. Low: 45.
Sat: High: 71 Sunny and mild.
Sun: High: 78 Low: 50 Partly cloudy and windy.
Mon: High: 79 Low: 58 Mostly cloudy and windy.
Tue: High: 77 Low: 60 Mostly cloudy, windy. Late afternoon/overnight storms.
Wed: High: 77 Low: 61 Showers and storms likely.
Thu: High: 72 Low: 55 Partly cloudy.