Wichita weather: Wintry mix of precipitation, with record cold

The morning commute could be slick in the Wichita metropolitan area today as a wintry mix of precipitation is expected to glaze the region.

A mix of snow and freezing drizzle is possible before 10 a.m., forecasters say, with the precipitation becoming all snow through the rest of the morning.

The snow should end by early this afternoon with little or no accumulation, forecasters say. Highs will only reach the low 40s, which will threaten the record for coldest high on April 18. Blustery northwest winds will be steady in the 20s and gust to nearly 40 miles an hour.

The record low of 32 for April 19 is almost certain to fall, forecasters say, with lows overnight projected to dip into the mid- to upper 20s. It’ll continue to be windy overnight, with northerly winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour.

Friday should see the start of a welcome warm-up, with highs jumping to the mid-50s under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say. The weekend is expected to bring highs in the 60s, with a chance for thunderstorms by Sunday.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.