Kansas winds will continue to howl Friday afternoon especially over the southwest where 35-40 mph gusts are likely. Mostly sunny skies will prevail with afternoon highs in the upper-50s to low 60s.
Even stronger winds are on the way Saturday as a weather system tracks out of the Rockies and into the northern Plains. A high wind watch and wind advisory has been issued for most of Kansas Saturday. A few evening showers could clip the northwest corner of Kansas but it will be dry elsewhere.
Look for warmer afternoon highs Saturday with temps soaring into the mid to upper-60s.
Sunday should be a bit calmer and a little cooler under mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-50s to lower-60s.
Another storm system will sweep out into the Midwest Monday and Tuesday bringing rain and storms tocentral and eastern Kansas and snow for some out west. The snow should be sparse but there could be some locally heavy rain along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Mostly sunny, breezy, mild. Wind: S 15-20; gusty. High: 59.
Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 40.
** Wind Advisory 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. **
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, very windy, warm. Wind: S 25-35; gusty. High: 67.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: S 10-20; gusty-NW 10-15 late. Low: 42.
Sun: High: 63 Mostly sunny and mild.
Mon: High: 66 Low: 44 Increasing clouds; p.m. storms likely.
Tue: High: 56 Low: 51 Cloudy, breezy, cooler with scattered showers.
Wed: High: 53 Low: 35 Becoming mostly sunny but breezy and cool.
Thu: High: 60 Low: 33 Sunny and mild.
Fri: High: 65 Low: 38 Mostly sunny and warm.