Stronger winds set to return Tuesday & Wednesday

South winds will keep us mild for one more day; then colder
Gusty winds will return to Kansas for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Gusty winds will return to Kansas for Tuesday and Wednesday.(KWCH)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:09 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a quiet night is expected around Kansas, but stronger winds will be back in the Plains Tuesday and Wednesday. South winds will lead to milder weather Tuesday before colder air returns midweek.

Clouds will gradually take over Tuesday with a south wind gusting to 30 mph, pushing temperatures back up into the 50s.

The next cold front will push through Tuesday night, changing winds around to the north and dropping temperatures back to the 40s. It will also be mostly cloudy around Kansas with a few sprinkles or flurries possible east of I-135 by early Wednesday. This is not likely to be much of a storm for Kansas.

Clouds will start to break up a bit on Thursday with highs near 40. Another storm system will move closer to Kansas by the start of the weekend, and chances for light snow may return to western Kansas as early as Saturday. A good portion of the heavier snow will miss Kansas to the southwest.

Colder temperatures will be likely by the end of the week.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: NW/S 5-10. Low: 29.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds and breezy. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 53.

Tomorrow Night: Turning cloudy. Wind: S/NW 10-15. Low: 35.

Wed: High: 44 Cloudy and colder. A few evening sprinkles or flurries.

Thu: High: 41 Low: 34 Early AM flurry, then mostly cloudy.

Fri: High: 42 Low: 25 Increasing clouds.

Sat: High: 40 Low: 27 Becoming cloudy; chance for overnight flurries.

Sun: High: 35 Low: 24 Cloudy and cold.

Mon: High: 38 Low: 21 Decreasing clouds.

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