Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Tuesday: March arrives on a cool, windy day

(March 1, 2016)
(March 1, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

If Monday made folks in the Wichita area put their jacket in the closet, Tuesday will have them tugging it right back on again.

Temperatures will be nearly 20 degrees cooler today than Monday, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-50s and north winds in the teens gusting to more than 30 miles an hour at times. There should be plenty of sunshine, though.

Still, as weather this time of year can go, Tuesday won’t be bad at all.

When it comes to that old saying for March, “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Metzger doesn’t hesitate what kind of day Tuesday will be.

“I would call this a lamb,” Metzger said, saying lion-like weather would be storms — whether they’re bringing rain, ice or snow.

Overnight lows will dip to the mid-30s under mostly clear skies, with Wednesday rebounding into the upper 60s to low 70s under partly cloudy skies. More 60s are likely the rest of the week, with slight chances for showers and thunderstorms arriving this weekend.

“We can use the rain,” Metzger said.

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

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger