Winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 p.m.

A winter weather advisory for the Wichita area goes into effect at 6 p.m. today and continues until 6 p.m. Friday.

Light rain should transition into a wintry mix late this afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith said.

“It could be around the drive time,” Smith said.

Forecasters aren’t expecting heavy freezing rain, but “just a little bit can cause headaches,” he said. “Bridges and overpasses, that’s still going to be a problem.”

The wintry mix will continue into the overnight hours, then take a break until shortly before daybreak Friday.

“The morning commute could be a little dicy,” Smith said.

Freezing rain, sleet, ice pellets, snow – “It looks like it’s going to be a little bit of everything,” he said.

Highs won’t reach freezing on Friday and will not climb out of the 30s until early next week.

Blustery north winds will be a constant, gusting to more than 30 miles an hour throughout the period.