The strong winds will ease a bit tonight as a cold front continue to push across Kansas. Temperatures will be cooling down for Wednesday, with afternoon highs dropping back into the 60s for most of the state. We won't get rid of the wind completely, as northwest winds on Wednesday will still be gusting to near 30 mph during the afternoon.
High pressure will settle into the area Wednesday night, allowing the wind to finally die down and temperatures will drop below freezing for much of the state.
Another system will approach our area by Thursday, bringing stronger winds to western Kansas and increasing clouds.
Our next chance for rain will arrive Friday with scattered showers and storms, primarily over central and eastern Kansas.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/W 10-20. Low: 43.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny but cooler. Wind: NW 15-25; gusty. High: 67.
Tomorrow night: Clear and cool. Wind: NW/N 5-15. Low: 32.
Thu: High: 59 Sunny to partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 64 Low: 43 Morning showers, then mostly cloudy with a few afternoon storms.
Sat: High: 57 Low: 50 Scattered showers early, otherwise mostly cloudy.
Sun: High: 49 Low: 36 Turning mostly cloudy with a chance for showers overnight.
Mon: High: 48 Low: 35 Morning rain, then cloudy with a chance for a rain/snow mix overnight.
Tue: High: 53 Low: 30 Cloudy early, turning partly cloudy and breezy.