Finger on the Weather

Wichita weather for Wednesday: More records on the way?

More records could fall across Kansas on Wednesday as unseasonably warm temperatures take one final bow before colder air returns to the Sunflower State on Thursday.

Highs could reach the mid-70s under sunny skies in Wichita, forecasters say. The record for Jan. 28 in Wichita is 74, set in 2013. If that mark is tied or broken it would be the third straight day for Wichita.

South winds will be in the teens, gusting at times to more than 20 miles an hour. They’ll shift to the west-southwest in the afternoon, helping to boost temperatures.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s under mostly clear skies, and then highs on Thursday will be in the low 50s — a one-day drop-off of more than 20 degrees.

Friday will offer highs in the 40s before chances for rain and snow arrive over the weekend, forecasters say. Monday’s high could be about 30.

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

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