PLEASE use caution if traveling today! Any amount of moisture, whether it’s rain, sleet or snow with temperatures dipping below freezing, could cause slick spots on areas roads.
Big changes are happening right now. A cold front is surging through, dropping temperatures as the winds pick up.
Winds could gust to nearly 50 MPH as this front advances!
Rain, sleet and snow are possible today, depending on your location in relation to the front.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for northern and western Kansas. This is where rain will switch to snow and there will be some snow accumulation.
Amounts have dropped slightly, expecting 1″ to 3″ with isolated spots up to 5″ in the advised area. Wichita’s chances for accumulation are slim, but I do see a few snowflakes ending this storm by evening for the metro.
Here’s where the rain, wintry mix and snow will be later this morning:
During the lunch hour:
Later this afternoon:
This evening, the main energy works to our east and we’ll see the moisture end from the northwest to the southeast:
Overnight, a widespread hard freeze is expected out west with a freeze warning in effect for Wichita and central Kansas.
Lows will be in the teens, 20s and 30s.
While it stays on the cool side Monday, temperatures will recover for the rest of the work week into the 60s and possibly 70s! Rain chances are looking low as sunshine dominates in the days ahead.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman