Another summer-like day is on the way Tuesday under a mostly sunny sky as afternoon highs soar into the mid-80s once again along with gusty southerly winds for eastern Kansas.

After our toasty Tuesday look for a different weather world across our region  Wednesday as a strong storm system passes north of Kansas dragging a cold front through our area. The front will bring a few passing sprinkles or rain showers over the east, gusty northerly winds and colder temperatures.

Afternoon highs Wednesday will tumble into the 60s to around 70 then free-fall to even cooler 50s and 60s Thursday and Friday.

Gusty winds and low humidity will mean an increased fire danger and a Fire Weather Watch and Wind Advisories have been issued for most of central and western Kansas Wedneday.

Look for a slow warming trend to begin Friday and last through the weekend as highs climb back into upper 70s by Sunday.

Wichita Area Forecast:

This afternoon:  Mostly sunny, breezy and warm.  Wind: SW 10-20; gusty.  High: 86.

Tonight:  Increasing clouds.  Wind: SW/S 10-15.  Low: 56.

Tomorrow:  Partly to mostly cloudy, windy and turning colder; a few p.m. sprinkles/showers.  Wind:  SW/NW 20-30; gusty. High: 67.

Tomorrow night:  Becoming partly cloudy.  Wind: NW 10-20.  Low: 44.

Thu:  High:  63  Partly cloudy, windy and cool.
Fri:  High:  68  Low: 41  Mostly sunny.
Sat:  High:  75  Low: 46  Mostly sunny and mild.
Sun:  High:  78  Low: 49  Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and breezy.
Mon:  High:  76  Low: 55  Partly to mostly cloudy; sprinkles/showers.
Tue:  High:  70  Low: 50   Mostly sunny and breezy.


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