Meteorologist Jake Dunne says another batch of cooler air has entered the state and areas along and north of I-70 will see afternoon highs in the 80s. Farther south, it will be cooler than Thursday, but high temperatures in the low 90s are above normal for September.
If you’re heading to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, expect sunny skies and afternoon temperatures near 90 to fall into the 80s on Friday evening. Over the weekend, morning temperatures in the 70s will climb into the low 90s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
Rain returns to the forecast this weekend, but the showers and storms will be hit and miss meaning a lot of us won’t see any rainfall. The best opportunity to get wet appears to be on Saturday night into Sunday morning and mostly across northern Kansas.
Next week may bring a weather pattern change to the middle of the country. The passing cold fronts promise to get stronger which means our temperatures will trend down and the chance of rain and storms climbs.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Today: Sunny and not quite as hot. Wind: N/NE 5-15. High: 92.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: E 5-10. Low: 67.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind: SE/S 10-15. High: 93.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Wind: S 5-15. Low: 72.
Sun: High 92. Low: 72. Morning showers then partly cloudy and breezy.
Mon: High: 91. Low: 70. Mostly sunny and windy.
Tue: High: 88. Low: 68. Partly cloudy, breezy, chance of shower/storms.
Wed: High: 85. Low: 70. Slight chance of afternoon/evening storms.
Thu: High: 86. Low: 65. Good chance of showers/storms.