Finger on the Weather

It hadn’t been this warm in Wichita for months

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It hasn’t been this warm in months in Wichita.

Wednesday’s high of 72 was the first time Wichita has hit 70 since Nov. 27, the Monday after Thanksgiving. Thursday will be quite warm as well, with highs projected to reach the low to mid-70s.

Record highs could be set across southern Kansas on Thursday, forecasters say. Wichita’s record for Feb. 15 is 72, set in 1947.

But don’t get spoiled.

A cold front will surge into the Sunflower State, dropping Friday’s highs to the upper 30s and low 40s. The weekend should see temperatures recover to the 60s in southern Kansas, forecasters say.