Withering wind chills loom for Wichita and points north

As the storm system that brought snow, sleet and freezing drizzle to most of the state departs, skies will gradually clear – and that will permit temperatures to plummet. Winds will ease into the single digits, forecasters say, but that will still push overnight wind chills well below 0 for much of the Wichita metropolitan area as well as most of central and northern Kansas.

Meanwhile, areas south and east of Wichita figure to remain icy through the overnight hours, so authorities are urging drivers to exercise caution during any travel they undertake.