Freeze warning for early Friday morning in Wichita metropolitan area

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for 34 counties along the southern third of Kansas – including the Wichita metropolitan area – until 9 a.m. Friday.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s to around 30 overnight, delivering a hard freeze to the region.

Among the cities included in the freeze warning are Wichita, Hutchinson, Garden City, Dodge City, Medicine Lodge, Scott City, Larned, St. John, Newton, El Dorado, Kingman, Wellington, Anthony, Winfield and Arkansas City.