A warming trend that will peak with near-record highs on Thursday gains momentum today, with highs in the mid-50s under sunny skies.
North winds will climb occasionally into the teens, forecasters say, before overnight lows slide to the low 30s. Temperatures on Thursday are expected to reach the low to mid-60s under sunny skies.
The record high for January 5 in Wichita is 68, set in 1927. Light south winds are expected to help boost the temperature.
For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.