Temp swings and snow likely

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll stay in the freezer Saturday, another very cold day on the way, but we should thaw-out a bit Sunday before another shot of Arctic air plows in from the north early next week.

Our cold snap will continue Saturday with highs in the 20s and 30s and just enough of a breeze to keep wind chills in the teens through the afternoon. Clouds will stick around most of the day however, there could be some peeks of sun, especially across parts of western Kansas.

An area of light snow will clip northeastern Kansas tonight into Sunday morning. A few spots northeast of a line from Salina to Pittsburgh Kansas could see an inch or two of snow.

We should thaw-out a bit Sunday with highs in the 30s, 40s and even a few 50s far west under a partly to mostly cloudy sky.

Late Sunday night into early Monday, another, broader band of snow, will slide southward from Nebraska, dropping another inch or two across a large portion of central and eastern Kansas. The snow system will be followed by another shot of cold air for early next week when highs fall back into the 20s and 30s again Monday and Tuesday.

Look for a very slow warming trend to begin by midweek and by week's end, highs should be topping-out in the 40s and 50s.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Today: Becoming partly cloudy, still cold. Wind: N 5-15. High: 23.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, a few late flurries. Wind: N/SE 5-15. Low: 16.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: SE/SW 5-15. High: 43.

Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds; Light snow/flurries late. Wind: SW/NW 10-15. Low: 25.

Mon: High: 29 Light to moderate snow early then partly cloudy, breezy, colder.
Tue: High: 21 Low: 2 Mostly sunny but cold.
Wed: High: 30 Low: 4 Sunny.
Thu: High: 38 Low: 18 Mostly cloudy and breezy.
Fri: High: 49 Low: 26 Partly cloudy, breezy.
Sat: High: 50 Low: 33 Windy, scattered p.m. rain showers.