As a storm system rolls out of the west, much of Kansas will have a chance to see snow on Christmas, with some areas even getting enough to consider it a white one.
Clouds will continue to increase overnight with light snow developing in western Kansas after midnight. Lows will be in the single digits west/upper teens in south central Kansas.
Light snow is expected statewide on Christmas, with highest accumulations in extreme southern Kansas and in the far west. Amounts of 2 or 3 inches will be possible along the KS/OK state line and in far western Kansas. Hutch, Wichita, and even Salina will likely get less than an inch. By definition, 1 inch of snow is needed to consider it "white". Much of Oklahoma will see signifcant snow with amounts up to 6 or 7 inches possible. Use extreme caution if heading into Oklahoma on Christmas Day.
North winds will cause some blowing snow on Christmas, and bitter wind chills will be a concern into Wednesday.
Arctic cold will stay with much of the state until the end of the week.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Christmas Eve: Partly cloudy to cloudy and a bit breezy. Wind: NE 10-20; gusty. Low: 17.
Christmas Day: Cloudy, windy and cold with occasional light snow/blowing snow. Wind: NE/N 20-30; gusty. High: 20.
Tomorrow night: Evening flurries. Up to an inch possible in Wichita, more south. Turning partly cloudy late. Wind: N 10-20; gusty. Low: 4.
Wed: High: 24 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 29 Low: 9 Partly cloudy. A few flurries overnight.
Fri: High: 30 Low: 18 Mostly cloudy with flurries and light snow.
Sat: High: 34 Low: 14 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 40 Low: 17 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 41 Low: 20 Partly cloudy.
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