Our winter storm is here. Widespread rain, sleet and snow are spread across the state.
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through early Saturday morning. This is where the roads will be the worst and the majority of the snow will fall.
There will be two maxes of snowfall — one across NE KS and the other in the southwest part of the state. Amounts will be on the lower side because of the progessive nature of this storm.
This evening, anybody seeing rain will quickly transition to sleet, briefly, and then all snow.
I expect this storm to wrap up for our viewing area between midnight and 2 AM Saturday.
Overnight lows drop into the teens and 20s. Winds will be an issue as gusts will be over 40 at times.
The winds will ease by Saturday afternoon. Clouds will be on the way out from the west to the east. It may take some time for us in Wichita to see the return of sunshine tomorrow.
Chief Sunday still looks cold! Temps for the AFC Championship will be in the 20s with wind chills in the upper single digits and lower teens. Some clouds may move in by the end of the game. This could make visibility poor in the KC Metro for seeing the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Our visibility closer this way will be a bit better in central and western Kansas.
Next week there are two fast-moving systems that aren’t packing much moisture — one for Tuesday and the other for Thursday. Snow looks to be the predominate precip type for both.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman