Road crews across the state spent Tuesday getting ready for the storm.
But not every one Eyewitness News talked with is sure what to expect. It's been more like spring than winter the last few days. And Tuesday's sunshine is just one more reason many Wichitans say they'll believe this storm is coming when they can see it. That said, they're still taking precautions.
"Just bringing the girls to the park. It's a nice day. It's not that cold," said Brianda Cedillo, who was enjoying the sunshine Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park.
Trevor Stewart, who was there with his two daughters, agreed. "Enjoying the weather before it's supposed to get pretty nasty."
But not everyone's convinced the weather will get nasty.
"I don't think it's going to happen, either, to be honest with you," said Cedillo. "But, who knows?"
"Based on the weather we've experienced recently, you can understand that this dramatic of a departure just doesn't seem possible," said Joe Pajor, Deputy Director of Wichita's Public Works Department.
Those responsible for keeping our streets and highways safe, even during storms, can't afford to be skeptical.
"We've got crews out putting salt brine down on the highways," said Tom Hein, spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Transportation in the Wichita area.
Both the city and state are already hard at work preparing for a storm that could be really bad.
"Well, you know, we never know in Wichita," said Hein. "It seems like we're on the edge of a lot of different systems as they come through and we don't always know how they're going to come through."
"We do have an extra challenge with this storm because we could have every type of precipitation there is during the course of the storm event," added Pajor. "We're going to have to just be nimble in terms of our reaction."
Local stores, like TMC Ace Hardware in Maize, are adjusting, too. They'd put all their winter gear away.
"And unfortunately, here we're going to have to go and drag it back out again," said JT Hall.
Because experienced Kansans know they can't take the sunshine for granted.
"I think it's good," said Kaira Stewart, visiting Riverside Park with her father. "'Cause I don't want to go to school tomorrow."
"If it happens, it happens," shrugs her father.
"It's hot one day and it's freezing the other," adds Cedillo. "It's a crazy, crazy place."
In Wichita, both city and state clean-up crews are on stand-by. The city will run two alternating 12 hour shifts non-stop until the storm is over. Those crews will concentrate on main streets and emergency routes. Meanwhile, state crews will clean-up the highways.