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Wichita weather: Chilly, blustery

Courtesy of National Weather Service

The blustery winds of March will continue to buffet Wichita and the surrounding region on Thursday.

Northwest winds gusting above 40 miles an hour will continue to make efforts to control wildfires burning northwest and southwest of Wichita difficult, especially early in the day, forecasters say.

The winds will begin to ease later in the day, dropping into the 20s and even further after sunset.

Highs are expected to reach the mid-50s on a mostly cloudy day. As nightfall arrives, winds will have dropped to single digits, with gusts in the teens. Overnight lows will settle in the low 30s.

Friday will see temperatures rebound into the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, with winds out of the south in the teens early in the day and intensifying into the 20s by afternoon. Gusts could top 30 miles an hour again.

Rain is possible over the weekend in the Wichita area, with highs in the 60s on Saturday and the low 50s on Sunday.

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