A major winter storm is expected to bring heavy, wet snow and strong winds to Kansas — including Wichita — for the next couple of days.
“Certainly, anyone from Pratt west needs to be extremely vigilant in getting prepared for this storm,” said Mike Smith, chief executive officer of WeatherData Services, a subsidiary of AccuWeather.
“Some areas could easily get a foot and a half, and there might be some spots that get more.”
The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch for much of western Kansas from late Thursday night to late Friday night, with as much as 10 inches of snow expected near the Oklahoma border and gusty winds creating blizzard conditions at times on Friday.
Wichita can also expect snow on Friday into Saturday, forecasters say — and it could be a lot.
“You can’t even rule out a foot” of snow for Wichita, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jakub said. “It just depends on the track.”
See Thursday’s Eagle for more on this story.