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Wichita weather: One more toasty day before temperatures plunge

(Nov. 17, 2016)
(Nov. 17, 2016) Wichita

The thermometer will thumb its nose at November one more day in Wichita, with highs climbing near record levels before a cold front sends temperatures plunging.

Highs are projected to reach the upper 70s in Wichita and even higher in other parts of the state, forecasters say. Strong winds out of the south will help lift those readings, with steady breezes in the 20s and 30s. Gusts will top 40 mph at times.

Overnight lows will settle in the low to mid-40s, with gusty south winds shifting to the northwest after midnight. Those northerly winds will be gusting to more than 30 mph at times, forecasters say.

Friday will be a stark contrast to most of this week, with snow expected in far northwest Kansas and highs in Wichita only several degrees above the overnight low.

Northwest winds will be in the 20s, forecasters say, with gusts approaching 35 mph. The weekend will be sunny but cool, with highs in the 50s.

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

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