Wichita weather: Windy and unseasonably warm

The October 80s continue for the Wichita area today – and the gusty south winds return for an encore as well.

Highs should reach the low to mid-80s for each of the next few days in the metropolitan area, forecasters say. Skies should be mostly sunny today, with south winds reaching 25 miles an hour in gusts.

Overnight lows will only drop to the upper 60s – which is only a few degrees cooler than the typical highs this time of year.

Tuesday is likely to be even warmer than today, forecasters say, with partly cloudy skies and more gusty south winds. Temperatures should stay at or above normal for most of the week until a cold front sends temperatures plunging on Friday.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.