Wichita and south central Kansas are now included in a winter storm warning.
The National Weather Service issued the warning for Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, McPherson, Reno, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper and Sumner Counties.
Every county in Kansas is now under a winter storm warning or watch. The significant winter storm is expected to move through Kansas Wednesday into Thursday.
Storm Team 12 says a mix of snow, sleet, and rain is expected Wednesday afternoon, and conditions will likely deteriorate Wednesday night and Thursday.
Southern Kansas will have the better chance for rain, sleet, and some freezing rain, with sleet and snow expected in central and northern Kansas. Ice accumulation is possible, especially on elevated surfaces.
The heaviest snow accumulation will likely setup for central and northern Kansas, with as much as 6-9 inches possible for locations such as Hays, Russell, Great Bend, Hill City, Concordia, Beloit, and Smith Center.
Some organizations have already started canceling events Wednesday evening in preparation of the storm.
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