Wichita weather: Temperatures climb near record

Temperatures are expected to surge into the mid-60s in the Wichita area today, forecasters say.

The record high for January 11 in Wichita is 70, set just six years ago. Skies will be partly sunny, with south winds gusting above 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will slide all the way to the upper 20s, forecasters say, with winds shifting to the north and gusting to 25 miles an hour as a cold front arrives.

The weekend will be much colder, with highs only in the 30s under partly cloudy skies.

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