Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Sunny, 60s after first freeze of season

As the sun rises following Wichita’s first freeze of the season, residents of the metropolitan area can look forward to a sunny, pleasant autumn day.

Highs should reach the low to mid-60s, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds gusting at times to the mid-teens.

Friday’s low of 30 came a few days later than the average first freeze date of autumn in Wichita, National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Darmofal said. That date is Nov. 9, according to local records.

Friday night should not be as chilly, forecasters say, with lows settling in the mid- to upper 30s. The weekend will offer a mixed bag, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s on Saturday and plenty of clouds and wind on Sunday.

Highs are expected to top out in the upper 50s, with a chance for rain arriving after noon.

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

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