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Warm and windy, then showers overnight

As October races toward its conclusion, it will offer Wichita a dash of spring-like weather.

Robust southerly winds will gust above 30 miles an hour today and temperatures will climb to the mid-to-upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies, forecasters say.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely late tonight and especially after midnight, with small hail and winds of 60 miles an hour associated with the strongest storms.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected in the region Thursday, with the strongest storms east of a Salina to Wichita to South Haven line. Highs Thursday will be in the low 60s, forecasters say.