Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Wednesday: Warm day, cold night

Temperatures will soar into the 50s under sunny skies in the Wichita area Wednesday, forecasters say. They may even climb near 60.

But then a cold front will push through late in the day and send temperatures plunging.

Light south-southwest winds will shift to the north-northwest late in the day as the front arrives, forecasters say. There will be a slight chance of rain and snow early in the evening. Overnight lows will be in the teens, with north winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour.

Thursday’s high will not make it out of the low 20s, forecasters say, with blustery north winds. Steady breezes will be in the 20s, with gusts approaching 40 miles an hour in the morning. Lows Thursday night will be in the single digits, with wind chills well below zero.

Friday will also be cold, with highs in the mid-20s, but winds will ease to the single digits. Wintry precipitation is likely this weekend, forecasters say, with snow, sleet and freezing rain all in the mix.

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