Autumn weather moves into Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Autumn weather moved into Wichita Wednesday afternoon after storms and a cold front came through the area.

The high Wednesday reached 89 degrees but dropped into the '60s, with an overnight low expected to be in the mid-50s, according to the KAKE First Alert Weather Team. Although, it got cool and wet Wednesday and is expected to stay cool, some people were still out enjoying the cool down.

"As long as I'm dry I'm happy," said Paul Mullen, a fisherman at the Sedgwick County Park Wednesday.

83-year-old Mullen has fished for over 65 years. He said a little weather wasn't going to stop him from doing what he loves in his retirement.

"I do a lot of nothing," he said. "So, if you get behind doing nothing you can't catch up, so I just go fishing."

The high may have reached 89 degrees Wednesday, but it dropped to the perfect fishing weather for Mullen.

"It's just comfortable," Mullen said. "You know, you don't have to worry looking for a place to stay cool or warm. It's a comfortable temperature, I like that."

However, he does have a limit on the temperature. Meaning he won't stay out if it gets too low.

"If it gets under 60 degrees I probably wouldn't want to sit here for very long," he said.

It's an overnight low of 53 tonight, according to the KAKE First Alert Weather Team, but Mullen said he would rather have that than the heat.

"It's just miserable," he said.

Doctor's won't let him be out in the heat for too long since he had open heart surgery about 20 years ago. So, he said he uses this weather for peace and quiet and to catch the big catfish.

"That's a good size fish," he said, referencing the four fish on a hook he had in the water.

Any other day he said he would take them home and eat them. Wednesday night, he said it was a day to just throw them back and enjoy his time in the cooler weather.

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