Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
456 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Mostly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures have dominated the
region today. Afternoon highs across the state of Kansas have been
near normal with highs ranging from near 60 in Northwest Kansas to
the low 70s in Southeast Kansas. Winds generally have been light
and out of the North. Winds have ranged from 5 to 10 mph in
Southeast Kansas to 10 to 15 mph in Northwest Kansas.

Tonight, a new weather system will be moving into the region.
Clouds will be on the increase giving way to overcast skies.
Showers, thunderstorms and snow will be likely across much of the
State. Southeast and Eastern Kansas will have the best chances for
thunderstorms. Some of the rain could be heavy causing localized
flooding. Central Kansas will also get in on the rain but will not
have as many thunderstorms. Western Kansas will have a late visit
from old man winter with rain changing to a rain and snow mix then
over to all snow. Winds will be out of the North for the entire
State of Kansas ranging from 5 to 15 mph in Eastern Kansas and 15
to 25 mph with higher gusts in Western Kansas. Overnight lows will
be below normal and wide ranging across the state. Lows in
Southeast Kansas will be in the upper 50s to the low 30s and upper
20s in Western Kansas.

Saturday will remain a clouds and rather cold day. Afternoon highs
tomorrow will range greatly across the state. Highs will be in the
low to mid 60s in Southeast Kansas to the mid 30s in western
Kansas. Winds will remain out of the North and breezy. Winds will
range from 10 to 15 mph in Eastern Kansas. Central and Western
Kansas will have much higher winds ranging from 17 to 25 mph with
gusts as high as 45 mph in far Western Kansas. Precipitation will
again be prevalent with rain and thunderstorms likely in Eastern
Kansas with some locally have rain. Scattered showers will also be
likely across much of Central Kansas as well. In western Kansas,
where the temperatures are much colder, will have a rain and snow
mix or all snow for much of the day. Several inches of
accumulation is possible in the Western areas of Kansas Saturday.

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