Sunny and warmer to start the work week

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Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says sunshine will return to the state and we'll get a little warmer for the start of the work week.

It will stay cold tonight, with lows back into the 20s by early Monday morning. Patchy fog will be possible, that could reduce visibility for the morning commute.

The fog will clear by lunch time, the clouds will clear, and it will get warmer. After only reaching the 30s this weekend (about 10 degrees cooler than normal) we’ll get back into the low 40s on Monday.

High pressure will take over, keeping sunshine in the forecast for the start of the work week. That high will move to the east slightly, allowing wind to come in from the southwest, bringing warmer weather on Tuesday, with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

A weak, dry cold front will move through the state Wednesday, dropping temps a few degrees.

Our next weather maker will arrive Friday. This will bring a chance for a rain/snow mix Friday afternoon, turning to snow overnight into Saturday morning. It’s still too soon to tell just how much snow will be possible with this system, but we’ll be watching it closely this week.

It will get colder next weekend with that system, with highs dropping into the 20s on Saturday.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Cloudy. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 26.

Tomorrow: Becoming mostly sunny. Wind: SW 5-10. High: 43.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: S 5-10. Low: 28.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SW 5-10. High: 49.

Wed: High: 45 Low: 30 Partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 50 Low: 30 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 46 Low: 30 Mostly cloudy, windy, rain/snow mix developing.
Sat: High: 24 Low: 17 Snow showers, windy.
Sun: High: 29 Low: 8 Mostly sunny.