Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Winter’s chill clings to region

The arctic blast continues for the Great Plains, including Wichita, on Wednesday.

Highs in the metro area will not make it out of the mid-30s on a partly sunny day, forecasters say. Brisk north winds will be in the teens, gusting to more than 25 mph.

Overnight lows will dip to the midteens, with Thursday offering more relentless cold. Highs will climb to the low 30s, forecasters say, with more clouds than sun and winds switching to the south but remaining robust. Breezes will be persistent in the upper teens, with gusts pushing into the mid-20s and perhaps even topping 30 mph.

A mix of wintry precipitation is possible early Friday, forecasters say, before temperatures soar into the 50s under mostly cloudy skies.

The roller coaster then takes a deep plunge over the weekend, with a chance of snow Saturday and highs only in the teens on Sunday.

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

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