In a couple of days, it'll feel like January again

Quick — dig out those shorts.

A sprinkle of spring will visit Wichita today, with temperatures soaring so high records could tumble.

The National Weather Service is projecting a high of 70 for Wichita, which would break the Jan. 28 record of 69, set in 1968.

"We're just getting a nice big bubble of warmer air" drifting in from the west, said Andy Kleinsasser, a meteorologist with the weather service.

It'll be so warm folks who own motorcycles may be tempted to go for a ride. But Lt. Joe Schroeder, who heads the accident follow-up unit, urged caution.

With so much sand still on the streets from recent winter storms, he said, "it's like driving on ice."

Saturday also is predicted to be reasonably comfortable, Kleinsasser said, with highs in the 50s. But then an arctic air mass will arrive, reminding us that it's still January.

Highs Sunday may be only in the 30s, he said, and by Tuesday they may be down in the teens.

"Unfortunately, it's still winter," Kleinsasser said.

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