Wichita weather: Summer pays a late visit

Wichita may be done with the 100s for 2013 – there were 13 of those, for anyone who’s counting – but the 90s are not ready to say farewell yet.

There could well be another 90 today in the metropolitan area, forecasters say, as gusty south winds under mostly sunny skies help hoist the temperature in classic summertime fashion. Those gusts will top 30 miles an hour at times.

Overnight lows will stay in the 70s, forecasters say, and Thursday brings more warm temperatures and a good chance of showers and thunderstorms in afternoon and evening. Highs should climb into the upper 80s, with south-southwesterly winds in the teens gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Rain is likely to persist into the overnight hours before skies clear on Friday, forecasters say. Highs will climb near 80 under partly cloudy skies, shepherding the arrival of another stretch of dry weather for the Wichita area.

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