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Wichita weather: Wind chill advisory early, then a welcome warmup begins

A wind chill advisory for 26 counties in central, southern and eastern Kansas – including the Wichita metropolitan area – will be in effect until 9 a.m. today. Wind chills as low as -15 are possible during this period, the National Weather Service reports.

Temperatures will begin a gradual climb to more seasonal norms today, forecasters say, with highs reaching the upper 20s under sunny skies. That should help accelerate melting of the snow that covers much of Kansas after this latest salvo from Old Man Winter.

Wind chills will still be harsh, falling as low as -13 at times. Winds will be out of the southwest, occasionally pushing into double digits, forecasters say. Overnight lows will dip to about 10, and Friday should be sunny with highs in the mid-30s.

The weekend looks even warmer, forecasters say, with highs in the 40s on Saturday and maybe even 50 on Sunday.

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

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