Bitter cold finally arrives

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says bitter cold air will arrive on gusty north winds heading into Tuesday. It will be cold enough for snow, but that chance won't arrive until Wednesday when parts of the state could see some flurries.

The cold front will push through overnight, with temperatures ranging from teens in the northwest to around 40 near Wichita. North winds will be a little gusty.

Tuesday will see steady or falling temperatures throughout the day. Most of the area will have highs in the upper 20s and low 30s, but with wind chills down in the 20s. Sunshine will return, especially during the afternoon.

Snow flurries are in the forecast for Wednesday, especially north of I-70. Highs will be in the 20s with wind chills in the teens. Snow flurries will move south into Wednesday night/early Thursday. The snow will not amount to more than just a dusting for a few spots.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Tonight: Cloudy; drizzle possible. Wind: S/N 10-15. Low: 39.

Tomorrow: Cloudy early, then partly cloudy. Wind: N 10-20; gusty. High: 38.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Wind: N 10-15. Low: 15.

Wed: High: 27 Becoming cloudy. Few overnight flurries.
Thu: High: 24 Low: 13 Early flurries then mostly cloudy.
Fri: High: 29 Low: 12 Mostly sunny.
Sat: High: 35 Low: 18 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 42 Low: 24 Becoming Partly cloudy and windy.
Mon: High: 43 Low: 29 Partly cloudy.