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Wichita weather: Breezy and warm, with slight chance of showers, thunderstorms

Courtesy of National Weather Service

A breezy spring day with slight chances for showers and thunderstorms is expected in the Wichita area on Wednesday, forecasters say.

The temperature was already in the low 60s as dawn approached, and highs are projected to reach the upper 70s on a partly sunny day. South winds will be in the 20s, with gusts pushing above 30 miles an hour.

A few severe thunderstorms may develop east of I-135, according to the National Weather Service. Hail as large as golf balls is possible, along with damaging winds.

“A lower risk for a tornado or two will be possible,” a hazardous weather outlook issued by the agency states.

Overnight lows will slide into the upper 40s, forecasters say, with variable winds staying brisk in the teens and lower 20s. Thursday will be cooler, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.

Friday will be cooler still, with highs in the upper 50s, before the weekend delivers warmer weather.

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

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