It’ll be a cold, cold day in Wichita today, with highs not expected to climb above freezing and snow flurries mixing with sleet after an overnight sprinkle of freezing rain, forecasters say.
By the time the wintry mix of precipitation is done later today, Wichita could have its first measurable snow of the season.
“Yeah, there’s a chance,” National Weather Service meteorologist Robb Lawson said.
The morning commute could be a bit tricky, particularly on elevated roadways, but Wichita shouldn’t receive as much freezing rain as earlier predictions indicated.
“We got lucky” with the reduced amounts of freezing rain anticipated, Lawson said.
Areas along the Kansas/Oklahoma border could see an inch of snow, with lesser amounts north of there to about U.S. 400.
Highs in the Wichita area will do well to touch 30 today, forecasters say, with north winds in the teens and gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. The weekend will be cold, with highs in the mid-30s on both days. A chance of sleet and snow reappear in the forecast for Sunday.
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