Wichita weather: Warmer, but windier for region

Today will bring higher temperatures – and higher winds – to the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs should reach the upper 50s, which is pretty nice by December standards. Southerly winds will intensify as the day stretches out, however. They will start out in the single digits, strengthen into the teens and gust to more than 20 miles an hour, forecasters say.

Overnight lows will drop to freezing, and winds will gradually die off overnight. A calm period will serve as an interlude to a shift to strong northerly winds signaling the arrival of a cold front.

Forecasters say Saturday’s high will only reach the low 40s, with winds blowing steadily in the 20s and gusting to more than 35 miles an hour. Those winds will begin to ease late in the day.

Sunday will be colder still, with highs only in the mid-30s.

A chance of snow enters the forecast for late Monday, forecasters say.

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