Wichita weather: Warm and windy Wednesday, then another cold front arrives

The roller coaster that is spring weather takes Wichita and the Sunflower State on another whirlwind of contrasts over the next several days, forecasters say.

It’ll be warm and windy Wednesday in the Wichita area, with highs in the low 70s under sunny skies. Winds will be blustery out of the south, blowing steadily in the 20s and gusting to nearly 40 miles an hour before easing slightly later in the day.

A cold front pushes through the state late Wednesday and early Thursday morning, forecasters say. What that means for Wichita is that Thursday’s high will only be about 10 degrees warmer than the overnight low in the low 40s.

Portions of central and western Kansas could see a dusting of snow – or perhaps an inch – on Thursday morning. Any precipitation that falls in Wichita, however, is expected to be rain.

Friday is shaping up to be sunny and warmer, with highs in the low 60s. The weekend brings with it more chances for showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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