Wichita weather: Record warmth?

The high temperature record for November 21 in Wichita is under assault today, with forecasters projecting highs in the low 70s.

The record is 73, set just two years ago. Skies will be mostly sunny, with south winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will drop only to the low to mid-50s, forecasters say, with gusty south winds topping 20 miles an hour as clouds begin to move into the area.

Thanksgiving Day brings with it a slight chance of showers, along with highs flirting with 70. South winds will remain robust, gusting to nearly 25 miles an hour.

Much cooler temperatures arrive overnight, forecasters say, with lows skidding into the mid-30s as skies clear. Shoppers hoping to get an early start on Black Friday specials better bundle up. It’ll be sunny on Friday, forecasters say, but highs will only be in the low 50s.

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