Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: A chilly day – and maybe some rain, too

Friday will be quite chilly for mid-September in the Wichita area, forecasters say – so much so that Wichita’s record low high for the date is under threat.

The National Weather Service is projecting a high of 58, which is only a few degrees warmer than the record of 55 set in 1989.

“It’s going to be close, obviously,” said Eric Schminke, a meteorologist with the Wichita branch of the weather service.

There will be a chance of showers, primarily in the afternoon, with breezy north-northwest winds gusting to more than 30 mph at times.

Overnight lows will sag to the low 40s, with winds easing as the night stretches out.

The weekend should be sunny and pleasant, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 60s on Saturday and the upper 70s on Sunday.

For more information on current conditions, go to The Eagle’s weather page.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.