After a warmer Friday, some big changes will be seen this evening into tonight as a major storm will be impacting the viewing area. A low-pressure center will continue to move eastward throughout the rest of the day causing snow to develop here in Kansas. More widespread snow will overspread the region tonight falling moderately to even heavy at times. Not only will this system combine to bring unseasonably cold air but blustery winds late tonight and through the day tomorrow.
Wind chills will be struggling to make it above 0°, so make sure you’re layering up as you head out to dig out on Sunday. Accumulations will be the heaviest across Central and NW Kansas as this storm moves across the state with a swath of 5″+ possible.
In the Wichita Metro, amounts are looking to remain in the 2-4″ range with lighter amounts on the Oklahoma Stateline as well as Nebraska Stateline.
Travel will be greatly impacted tonight into the first part of the day tomorrow so do make sure you’re driving with caution out there on the roads. Most of the moisture will be pulling eastward by mid-morning tomorrow but we could still see a few flurries or snow showers into the midday with clouds hanging tough.
Temperatures will actually be falling through the day with most of us waking up to the teens and single digits and then tumbling into the afternoon with readings likely in the single digits and lower teens. Highs remain a good 30° below average to start the first full week of March but a ridge of high pressure does begin to build giving us some relief from the cold by mid-week with highs back into the 40s for many of us.
Have a great night and stay safe!