Sunny skies and relatively light winds today, will result in unseasonably warm temperatures across Kansas this afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s statewide. A cool night, tonight with clear skies. Overnight lows dropping into the upper 20s and low 30s, really not to bad for mid-January.
Sunday looks even warmer, but the wind will be picking up. Highs should top out in the low to mid-60s for most locations. Normal afternoon highs in January range from the upper 30s to low 40s, so temperatures will be running some 15-20 degrees above normal.
Cooler weather will return to northern and western Kansas Monday as the next cold front arrives. This system looks like it will remain dry and only usher in more seasonable temperatures as we head into Tuesday and Wednesday.
The cool down will be brief as we are expecting a return to the 50s by Thursday and Friday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Sunny and warmer. Wind: NW/W 5-15. High: 55.
Tonight: Clear and chilly. Wind: S 5-15. Low: 30.
Tomorrow: Sunny, windy and even warmer. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 64.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds, chilly. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 38.
Mon: High: 57 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Tue: High: 35 Low: 24 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and breezy.
Wed: High: 45 Low: 18 Mostly sunny but chilly.
Thu: High: 53 Low: 28 Mostly sunny and warmer.
Fri: High: 57 Low: 31 Partly cloudy and mild.
Sat: High: 50 Low: 32 Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, mild.