Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that icy conditions will set up around Kansas for the overnight hours and early Thursday. Most of the ice will fall in central and eastern Kansas, with some light snow showers expected farther west.
Low temperatures will be a mix of teens and 20s while the sleet and freezing rain continue to fall. Ice accumulation shouldn't be enough to cause power outages, but it will make for dangerous driving. Afternoon temperatures on Thursday will mainly be in the 30s.
A break in the active weather comes Friday with some peeks of sunshine. Temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s. We do expect another system to roll in on Saturday, which will bring a chance for rain showers to southern Kansas and some snow showers to the northwest. The track will put the heaviest snow in Nebraska, but as much as 3 or 4 inches could fall in the northwest.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Light snow this evening, freezing drizzle/patchy sleet late. Wind: NE 5-15. Low: 25.
Tomorrow: Freezing drizzle/Light freezing rain early changing to rain showers. Wind: NE/E 5-15. High: 36.
Tomorrow night: Rain showers end then mostly cloudy. Wind: N 10-20. Low: 32.
Fri: High: 47 Mostly cloudy. Light rain overnight.
Sat: High: 52 Low: 38 Scattered showers early then mostly cloudy. Breezy.
Sun: High: 57 Low: 29 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 55 Low: 27 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 60 Low: 32 Mostly sunny. Breezy.
Wed: High: 59 Low: 37 Partly cloudy, breezy.