Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Two quite warm days before a rainy weekend arrives

Morning fog and a slight chance of showers are in the cards for Thursday morning in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Skies will clear gradually as the day goes on, with highs climbing to the upper 80s. Winds will be light out of the east and southeast, occasionally reaching double digits.

Overnight lows will fall to the upper 60s, forecasters say, and then Friday will be sunny and quite warm. Highs will again be in the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be robust out of the south, with steady breezes in the upper teens and gusts nearing 30 mph.

The remnants of Hurricane Odile will push into the region late Friday night and through the weekend, with rain in the forecast through Sunday. Highs will be around 80 on both days.

The National Weather Service is currently forecasting 1 to 2 inches of rain for Wichita and much of the metropolitan area, with higher amounts in a zone stretching from U.S. 54 to the Oklahoma state line and from western Sedgwick County to the western edge of Pratt and Barber counties.

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

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