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Freeze warning looms for much of Kansas

By Stan Finger

October 27, 2017 04:00 PM

Most of Kansas is in for a hard freeze Saturday morning.

Dozens of counties in central and eastern Kansas are in a freeze warning from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. The Wichita area can expect lows early Saturday in the low 20s, while far western Kansas will drop into the teens.

The record low for Wichita on Oct. 28 is 19, set in 1925.

As cold as Saturday morning will be, “it’ll feel maybe not too bad” because of light winds, National Weather Service meteorologist Robb Lawson said. “It won’t feel as bad as (Friday) morning.”

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Winds will be out of the north and northwest, but will only be in the single digits for the most part by early morning.

Temperatures will slowly recover over the weekend, forecasters say.