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Get ready for winter dip in temperatures

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 4:58 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 6:30 a.m.

If you enjoyed Wichita’s pleasant weather the past few days, hold that thought.

It’s about to change drastically.

Temperatures are expected to plunge more than 40 degrees from Monday’s high of 56 to a low Saturday morning of 10, said Kevin Darmofal, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

After the leading edge of a cold front creeps into the area Tuesday night, temperatures will begin to tumble and light snow is possible during the day into early Friday.

“We’re not expecting a big deal,” Darmofal said, “but there could be light accumulation of snow. It’s not out of the realm that we could get an inch or so.”

Tuesday’s high temperature should be near 60, but Wednesday’s high is expected to be about 20 degrees cooler, he added.

High temperatures Thursday through the weekend are forecast to be below the area’s normal low temperatures for this time of year.

“That’s pretty significant,” Darmofal said.

Cloud cover is expected to keep the air a little warmer, but Thursday’s projected high is in the upper 20s and Friday’s high in the low to mid-20s. The normal low for this time of year is 27.

Friday morning is expected to dip into the low teens.

The cold temperatures aren’t going away anytime soon either, Darmofal said. Next Monday is expected to be in the upper 20s.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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