Category Archives: Forecast

Wichita weather: Rainy early morning before skies clear

It could be a wet morning commute in the Wichita area Thursday as overnight showers draw to a close, forecasters say.

Skies will gradually clear throughout the day, when highs are projected to climb into the mid-70s. Northerly winds in the teens will occasionally top 30 miles an hour in gusts.

Overnight lows under partly cloudy skies will settle in the upper 40s. Friday will be warm, with highs in the 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be out of the south, intensifying from the single digits to the 20s, with gusts again topping 30 miles an hour.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive Saturday and linger for the next several days in the Wichita area.

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Wichita weather: Blustery day, stormy night

Wichita can expect a warm and very windy day Wednesday, forecasters say, with highs in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies.

South winds will be in the teens early in the day and strengthen to 30 miles an hour by afternoon. Gusts could approach 40 miles an hour.

Storms that are expected to fire up in western Kansas Wednesday afternoon aren’t likely to reach the Wichita area until early Thursday morning, forecasters say.

Large hail and damaging winds are possible with the storms as they move through western and central Kansas, forecasters say. Hail as large as golf balls and winds of up to 70 miles an hour will be possible in the eastern half of the state late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday morning before skies clear later in the day, forecasters say. Highs are projected to reach the mid-70s, with northwest winds in the teens and gusting to more than 30 miles an hour at times.

Friday will be sunny in the Wichita area, forecasters say, with highs reaching 80.

Severe weather is possible in the region over the weekend.

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Wichita weather: A pleasant spring day

It’ll be a sunny day in the Wichita area today, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-70s and winds behaving for once.

They’ll be light and variable, making for a pleasant spring day in Kansas. But don’t get used to it.

After overnight lows in the mid-50s under partly cloudy skies, Wednesday will be much more feisty.

Highs could touch 80 under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, with south winds intensifying significantly. Teens early in the day will make way for steady winds topping 30 miles an hour by afternoon and gusts topping 40 miles an hour.

Those conditions will be setting the stage for a stormy evening – with large hail, damaging winds and perhaps even a tornado or two in the central third of Kansas, forecasters say.

Monitor later forecasts for updated conditions.

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Wichita weather: A rainy morning

April showers are in the forecast for Thursday morning in the Wichita area.

Cooler temperatures are, too, with highs only expected to be in the mid-50s. North winds will be in the low teens, forecasters say. Chances for rain will end Thursday night as skies begin to gradually clear. Lows will fall into the upper 30s.

Friday should see the return of sunshine to the region, forecasters say, with highs in the 70s. Robust winds will return, too, with south winds in the teens and gusting to nearly 25 miles an hour.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms return over the weekend, forecasters say. Easter Sunday could be a wet one for Wichita and the surrounding area.

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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.

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Wichita weather: Spring returns

After a dusting of snow early Monday, Wichita shook off the wintry coat and will sample spring again for the next couple of days.

Highs should top 60 Tuesday in Wichita, forecasters say, with sunshine and variable winds in the teens. Gusts could approach 25 miles an hour out of the south by afternoon.

Overnight lows will settle in the low 40s as the breezy conditions continue, forecasters say. Gusts could near 30 miles an hour.

Wednesday is likely to be warmer still in Wichita, forecasters say, with highs climbing into the 70s. It’ll be very windy, however, with south winds in the 20s and gusting to nearly 40 miles an hour.

Another cold front surges through the area on Thursday, however, bringing with it chances for rain – and even snow on Friday.

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Wichita weather: Snow returns in mid-April

Winter is paying a cameo visit to Kansas, forecasters say, and Wichita won’t be spared. Measurable snow was being reported Sunday in western Kansas and snow could fall in much of the state.

Perhaps a half-inch of snow could dust Wichita by the time flurries end late Monday morning, forecasters say. Highs will only reach the mid-40s by afternoon, when skies are expected to begin clearing.

North winds will be robust, blowing steadily in the teens and low 20s and gusting to more than 30 miles an hour. A hard freeze is expected through much of the state Monday night, with lows dropping in the mid- to upper 20s.

Winds will ease after midnight and shift to the east, forecasters say. Tuesday will feel more like spring again, with highs touching 60 under sunny skies. Winds will be variable, ultimately switching to the south and becoming gusty again. Steady breezes will be in the teens, with gusts topping 25 miles an hour.

Wednesday is shaping up to be even warmer, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-60s.

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Wichita weather: The wind eases, setting stage for nice spring day

It’s been a blustery week in the Wichita area, which will make Friday seem all the more pleasant.

Highs will be in the 70s on a mostly sunny day, forecasters say, and winds will barely touch double digits out of the east and northeast. Overnight lows will settle in the low 50s as more clouds begin to move in.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy, forecasters say, with highs of about 80. Winds will shift to the south and strengthen into the upper teens, topping 20 miles an hour by afternoon. Gusts could again reach the low 30s.

Chances for showers arrive Saturday night, forecasters say, when lows only fall to the low 60s. South winds won’t ease much overnight, still gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour at times.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Sunday, with highs in the upper 60s, forecasters say.

Chances for rain – and perhaps even some snow – persist into Monday.

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Wichita weather: 70s and breezy

The winds will ease a little in the Wichita area Thursday, forecasters say, but the sunshine and 70s will be back for an encore.

Winds will shift from the south to the north by afternoon, with gusts still topping 30 miles an hour at times. Steady breezes will be in the upper teens to low 20s.

Lows will only slip to the upper 40s under clear skies, forecasters say, with winds shifting again – this time to the east – and easing to the single digits.

Friday is shaping up to be a delightful day in the region, with highs in the upper 70s and winds remaining light under sunny skies.

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Wichita weather: Windy conditions send temperatures, fire threat climbing

It’ll be a warm and windy day in the Wichita area Wednesday, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch effective from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 32 counties in central and southern Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Winds out of the southwest will be steady in the 20s and gust to 35 miles an hour on Wednesday afternoon, when temperatures are expected to reach 80 under sunny skies.

The counties included in the watch are Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Rush, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Stafford, Gray, Ford, Edwards, Kiowa, Pratt, Seward, Meade, Clark, Comanche and Barber.

Lows will only drop to the low 50s Wednesday night, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds easing only slightly. Gusts will still top 30 miles an hour.

Thursday is expected to offer more sunshine and more wind, forecasters say, with highs reaching the mid-70s and west-northwest winds gusting at times to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Lows will duck below 50 under mostly clear skies, with easterly winds easing to the single digits.

Friday should see more 70s and more sunshine for Wichita, forecasters say.

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