Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Friday: Chilly April Fools' Day

Courtesy of National Weather Service

No foolin’ — it’s going to feel a bit chilly in the Wichita area on the first day of April.

If the temperatures in the mid-30s as the work day commences won’t drive that point home, northeast winds in the teens will emphasize the point. Gusts will even top 25 miles an hour, forecasters say.

Highs will eventually climb to the upper 50s on a sunny day, with those winds finally easing as evening arrives. Overnight lows are expected to drop to the low 30s, bringing patchy frost to the region.

But the weekend delivers the start of a warming trend, forecasters say, with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s on Saturday and the upper 70s on Sunday. Winds will be light out of the west on Saturday and shift back to the south on Sunday.

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

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