Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Warming trend after the season’s first freeze

A warming trend begins Sunday in the Wichita area, one day after the first freeze of the season for the city.

The early morning low Saturday dipped to 31, marking the eighth-latest first freeze since weather records began being kept in Wichita in 1888, according to the National Weather Service. The latest first freeze in the city’s history came on Nov. 21, 1944.

Sunday didn’t get that cold overnight, and forecasters say a warming trend will pull temperatures away from the freezing mark for the next several days. Highs on Sunday should reach the mid-60s on a sunny day. South winds will gust above 20 miles an hour at times.

Temperatures are expected to surge into the 70s for much of the work week, forecasters say, with plenty of sunshine each day. Much cooler temperatures will return on Friday, however, with highs only in the low 50s.

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Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger