Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: Sunny but breezy and cold

It’ll be a sunny but windy day in the Wichita metropolitan area on Monday, forecasters say.

Wind chills were below zero as the morning commute gathered steam with a full moon still a bright orange in the predawn sky. Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 20s later in the day, forecasters say, with variable winds gaining strength as the day lengthens. Steady breezes out of the south will climb into the teens by afternoon and gust to more than 30 miles an hour at times.

A few clouds will move in overnight, forecasters say, when lows drop to the upper teens. Winds will ease slightly, but gusts will still touch 20 miles an hour.

Tuesday will be colder, forecasters say, with highs only climbing a few degrees into the low 20s from overnight lows. It’ll be sunny again, with north winds in the low teens and gusts near 20 miles an hour.

A reinforcing shot of cold air arrives late Tuesday, forecasters say, with lows dropping to single digits overnight. Highs on Wednesday only in the mid-teens. Lows early Thursday could drop near zero in the Wichita area.

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