Enjoy this morsel of warm weather, Wichita.
The harshest cold of the winter – by far – is poised to move into the region on the heels of this weekend’s anticipated snow storm, according to the National Weather Service.
“It’s going to get bitter cold,” said Chris Jakub, a meteorologist with the Wichita branch of the weather service. “It might go all next week. It’s not looking like fun.”
Once the snow moves through the region on Monday – snowfall estimates are still as firm as scrawlings in the sand at high tide – cold air will slide in behind it.
“Welcome to the arctic,” Jakub said. “We’re looking at highs barely in the teens.”
Overnight lows Tuesday and Wednesday could fall below zero in central Kansas and close to zero in the Wichita area, he said.