Meteorologist Mark Larson says Thursday's messy storm is long gone but the cold air that blew in behind it is here to stay for a while so it's back into the freezer through early next week for most of Kansas.
The cold air sticks around Friday with a few late-day flurries possible for central Kansas but no measurable snow. Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday with highs ranging from near 20 northeast to the 30s for far western Kansas.
Another shot of cold air will blow our tonight into Saturday but other than a random flurry or two, we should be snow-free. Wind chills early Saturday will sub-zero once again and afternoon highs be in the 20s and 30s under a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky.
We should thaw-out a bit Sunday with highs in the 30s and 40s but there's even more cold weather on the way early next week, so keep the heavy coats handy because bone-chilling January temps are here to stay for a while.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Today: Mostly cloudy, cold. Wind: N/NE 5-15. High: 24.
Tonight: A few evening flurries, cloudy, cold. Wind: NE/N 10-15. Low: 11, (sub-zero wind chills late).
Tomorrow: Early clouds then some afternoon sun, still cold. Wind: N 10-15. High: 22.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds. Wind: N/SE 5-15. Low: 13.
Sun: High: 39 Becoming mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 28 Low: 21 Early flurries then clearing, breezy, colder.
Tue: High: 23 Low: 5 Sunny but cold.
Wed: High: 32 Low: 7 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 40 Low: 18 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Fri: High: 52 Low: 28 Partly cloudy, windy.