Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather: A taste of spring in mid-February

Courtesy of National Weather Service

It may be cold and flu season, but Wednesday is likely to give Wichita a case of spring fever as well.

Sunny skies, light winds and highs in the mid-60s are expected, forecasters say. The winds will be out of the south-southwest and will occasionally push into the low teens.

Overnight lows are expected to barely drop out of the 50s, before Thursday sees highs soar to the low 80s. That would be a record for Wichita, said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. In fact, many records for Feb. 18 are likely to fall across the state.

But it will be very windy Thursday, with the weather service projecting gusts of about 40 miles an hour and AccuWeather predicting gusts topping 65 miles an hour.

More warm weather is expected Friday, with highs in the low 70s.

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

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