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Wichita weather for Wednesday: Warm and very windy

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Another round of warm, very windy weather is in store for the Wichita area on Wednesday, forecasters say.

A red flag warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today for southcentral Kansas, including Wichita. South winds will blow steadily in the 20s this morning and 30s in the afternoon, with gusts reaching 55 miles an hour at ties.

Highs will reach the upper 70s under mostly sunny skies today, forecasters say. A cold front will push through the Wichita area overnight, bringing a chance of rain and then snow after midnight.

Measurable snow is possible in northwest and central Kansas, forecasters say, but Wichita is likely to see little more than flurries. Overnight winds will remain strong, shifting to the north and gusting above 40 miles an hour.

Thursday’s highs will be much chillier in the region, with highs in the mid-50s and northerly winds in the teens and 20s. Gusts could approach 35 miles an hour.

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