Meteorologist Mark Larson says the coldest day of the week is behind us and a warming trend will take us into our weekend along with more rain and storm chances by week's end.
Look for sunny to mostly sunny skies by Wednesday afternoon with light winds and highs climbing back into the 70s.
Thursday and Friday will be even warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s under a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. We'll have a fresh north breeze Thursday followed by gusty southerly winds Friday.
Parts of eastern Kansas will see rain and isolated storms Friday night into Saturday morning as a weak front eases its way into Kansas, then stalls across our region, but we're not expecting severe weather.
Highs will top-out in the 70s and 80s this weekend followed by a wet and stormy stretch of weather Sunday night into early next week along with the threats of hail and damaging winds.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy early, mostly sunny and mild late. Wind: NW/W 5-10. High: 71.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: W/SW 5-10. Low: 50.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, breezy. Wind: SW/N 15-25; gusty late. High: 75.
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: N/SE 5-10. Low: 46.
Fri: High: 77 Partly cloudy, breezy. Late night showers.
Sat: High: 80 Low: 56 Becoming partly cloudy; windy.
Sun: High: 76 Low: 47 Partly cloudy. Breezy. Overnight storms.
Mon: High: 79 Low: 55 On and off rain/storms; windy
Tue: High: 68 Low: 56 Scattered showers/storms.
Wed: High: 66 Low: 53 a.m. showers then mostly cloudy; windy.