Wichita weather: Snow, sleet and rain

A mix of wintry precipitation will glaze the Wichita metropolitan area on Thursday, forecasters say.

Snow, sleet and rain are likely through the morning hours, with rain and snow mixing later in the day. Highs will top out in the low 40s, with north winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour.

The National Weather Service is calling for total snowfall of less than half an inch in Wichita – but that would still be the first measurable snowfall in the month of May in Wichita’s history.

Skies are expected to clear overnight, with lows falling into the low 30s – perhaps even below freezing. North winds will be in the teens, with gusts climbing near 30 miles an hour.

Clouds will increase again on Friday, forecasters say, with highs only reaching the upper 40s. North winds will again have some bite, with steady breezes in the teens and gusts topping 20 miles an hour.

After another night in the 30s, the weekend is shaping up to be warmer, with some sunshine and highs in the 50s and 60s.

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