Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Monday: Records may fall as temperatures rise

Wichita will be flirting with the record books over the next couple of days as unseasonably warm temperatures continue.

High temperatures should reach the upper 60s in the metropolitan area, forecasters say. The record high for Jan. 26 in Wichita is 69, set in 1953. That’s also the high mark for Jan. 27, set just two years ago.

Winds today will be out of the south and southwest under sunny skies, forecasters say, occasionally gusting to more than 20 miles an hour. That’s helping boost temperatures in much of the state.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-30s, and Tuesday’s high in Wichita is expected to touch 70. That would be a record.

Wednesday could also climb into the 70s before seasonal temperatures return later in the week.

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

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