The storm that we’ve been tracking all week is finally knocking on our doorstep and out ahead of it, dense fog has developed. Visibility could dip below a 1/4 mile and that is where we find a Dense Fog Advisory in effect through mid morning.
Spotty drizzle will also be seen today as we have a lot of moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Even with the clouds, temps are still expected to climb above average across the metro. Highs will be topping out near 50 but will be much colder across western Kansas.
This Arctic front will make for falling temperatures as it moves through later on today with lows tonight tumbling into the teens and 20s. As this low pressure center moves through, rain will be changing to snow as colder air wraps around into it.
It’s a quick-mover though which will hold down our totals. The heaviest snow will be falling north and east of the viewing area but we could still have amounts close to 3″ or so out in our far northeast counties.
The farther southwest you travel, the less snow you’ll see. Look for a trace up to 1″ in the Wichita Metro. These number may be fine tuned a bit as the winter weather moves in but stay with the Storm Track 3 Team for the latest updates.
This system should be east of us by dawn with some sunshine peaking out behind the clouds by mid morning tomorrow. Highs will be much colder though with much of the region struggling to get out of upper 20s and lower 30s. More moderation will be felt with afternoon reading back into the 40s Sunday and 50s by Monday. Our next front moves through Tuesday and that may spark up more snow showers with temperatures faling yet again which will keep us a little more seasnoable as we step through mid-week. Yet another shot at some moisture arrives Thursday afternoon with a few rain and snow showers possible.
Have a great weekend!