Wichita weather: Showers, thunderstorms, then a wintry mix

May flowers? How about May flurries?

That’s in the forecast for central Kansas and even the Wichita area later this week, forecasters say. But first showers and thunderstorms march through the region. Highs on a rainy Wednesday will peak in the mid-60s in the Wichita area by late morning, forecasters say, and then temperatures will begin a gradual descent.

Winds will be in the teens out of the south early in the day before shifting to the north by afternoon. Lows will slide into the mid-30s, with north winds steady in the 20s and gusting to more than 35 miles an hour.

Thursday offers more rain, forecasters say, with highs only in the mid-40s. North winds will be blustery, with steady breezes in the 20s and gusts topping 30 miles an hour.

Snow flurries are possible early Friday morning and past daybreak in the Wichita area, forecasters say. They’ll be mixed with rain, though, and accumulation isn’t anticipated in Wichita.

But snow could dust grassy areas in portions of central Kansas.

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