After a brief bout of summer's sizzle Wednesday with highs in the mid-90s and even a few 100s, expect a big cool-down Thursday as a potent cold front pushes through Kansas.
The front will plow out of the southeast corner of our state by midday Thursday ushering in gusty north to northeast winds. A few widely scattered showers and isolated storms will be possible over the south-central and southeast but most of us will stay dry. Out west, skies will turn partly cloudy while the rest of our area will see more clouds than sun.
Thursday highs will only reach the upper 70s in the northwest and struggle into the low to mid-80s elsewhere.
Look for mostly cloudy skies Friday with a few spotty sprinkles or showers for a fortunate few and afternoon highs in the lower 80s.
Hit and miss showers and storms will most likely be confined to western Kansas this weekend as highs stay in the 80s under a partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloud; isolated p.m. showers. Wind: N 15-25; gusty. High: 85.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: N/NE 5-15. Low: 60.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NE 10-15. High: 80.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy; a few showers. Wind: NE/E 5-15. Low: 60.
Sat: High: 81 Mostly cloudy.
Sun: High: 83 Low: 61 Becoming partly cloudy.
Mon: High: 86 Low: 62 Partly cloudy; late night storms possible .
Tue: High: 84 Low: 66 Mostly cloudy with a few a.m. showers/storms.
Wed: High: 89 Low: 69 Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.
Thu: High: 93 Low: 71 Mostly sunny and breezy.