Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says this cold weather will stick around for the start of the weekend, but we’ll get a brief break on Sunday.
Tonight, lows will fall into single digits for most. It will be cloudy with wind around 5-10 mph. By early Saturday morning, it will feel like it’s close to zero.
By Saturday afternoon, with wind in from the northeast, it’s going to stay chilly. Highs will only reach the low to mid 20s in central Kansas, with highs in the upper 20s to 30s in the west. We’ll become partly cloudy.
With high pressure in the central plains moving to the east by the end of the weekend, our wind will shift, out of the south/southwest on Sunday. This will pull in warmer air, with highs in the 40s and 50s by the end of the weekend.
Another surge of cold air will return into the state as a cold front approaches from the north on Sunday night. This will also bring a chance for light snow, beginning in northern Kansas and heading to the south from about midnight to 12 p.m. Monday. Behind this front, highs will drop back into the 20s and 30s on Monday.
A gradual warming trend will take over through the rest of the week. We’ll warm into the 40s on Wednesday, the 50s on Thursday.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Cloudy and cold. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 9, (sub-zero wind chills late).
Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy, still cold. Wind: N 5-10. High: 22.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Wind: N/SE 5-15. Low: 13.
Sun: High: 41 Becoming partly cloudy.
Mon: High: 29 Low: 25 Morning snow then partly cloudy, breezy, colder.
Tue: High: 21 Low: 5 Sunny but cold.
Wed: High: 29 Low: 6 Sunny.
Thu: High: 40 Low: 18 Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy.
Fri: High: 49 Low: 26 Partly cloudy, windy.