Families enjoy warmer weather but change is expected

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Warmer than usual temperatures were welcomed by families on Christmas Day but change is on the way.

Several dozen families visited the Keeper of Plains during the unseasonably warm weather.

"We've had some real beautiful weather today for Christmas," said Kent Overtaker, who brought his family for a visit to the landmark.

"It makes me happy to see other Wichitans out just exploring and spending time with their kids," said Lyndi McIntyre, visiting family. "I'm just happy to see that everyone else is taking advantage of this weather."

KAKE meteorologists are forecasting a change that includes below normal temperatures and rain in Wichita.

"I have family coming tomorrow from northwestern Kansas, so hopefully they'll get here without too much trouble and make it home safe," said Lori Owen, Wichita resident.

For a look at the forecast, click here.

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