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Teachman's Take: Wintry Weather Expected This Weekend

After a morning shot for showers, clouds are slowly clearing from the west to the east.

Temperatures today have warmed where we've seen the sunshine.

Thanks to southerly winds, temperatures will stay in the 40s with only a few 30s overnight.

The leftovers of a tropical system will track to our south on Saturday.  Clouds will make a return and a few showers are possible through the afternoon and evening.  Better chances will line up with the Kansas/Oklahoma state line.  

Saturday will offer up a cool start to the weekend with highs in the 50s and 60s.

Saturday night, a powerful cold front will approach our region.  It will spark widespread showers and possibly a few rumbles of thunder.

As the colder air seeps south, the rain will become all snow in northern and western Kansas.  Temperatures will also fall.  Travel troubles will develop, so please watch the weather this weekend closely!

As the air starts to warm Sunday afternoon, a wintry mix will be possible along with snow for points farther north and west.  Wichita will see a few showers, but at this point, conditions aren't favorable for accumulating snowfall.

Anywhere from 2" to 5" is possible in the heaviest band of snow.  I wouldn't be surprised if we hear of amounts slightly higher than that!  I've seen some weather models pointing to 8" to 10" in select spots!

Temperatures will cool and any moisture will freeze, causing slick conditions Sunday night and Monday morning.  This is also when we'll have a widespread hard freeze where several cities will dip into the 20s going into Monday morning.  Here in Wichita, we should have our first frost.  

Next week, we will have several days to dry out with rebounding temperatures.  While Monday will have a chill, the rest of the week shows promise of seeing the 60s and 70s again.

-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman 


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