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Wichita weather: Sunny and breezy

Windy and dry conditions will support extreme grassland fire danger today.
Windy and dry conditions will support extreme grassland fire danger today. Courtesy of National Weather Service

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

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning effective from noon until 7 p.m. for dozens of counties across Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area. Highs will top out in the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies in Wichita, with northwest winds in the teens in the morning that intensify into the 20s by afternoon. Gusts will approach 40 miles an hour.

Lows will dip into the mid-30s overnight, with winds remaining robust. Gusts will still top 30 miles an hour.

More clouds will move in on Wednesday, forecasters say, when highs reach the mid-60s. Winds out of the west and northwest will be in the teens, gusting at times to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Highs will again reach the 60s Thursday before colder air pushes into the region and drops lows Friday and Saturday nights to the low 30s.

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

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