LIVE BLOG: Most Kansas schools open Wednesday

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) TUESDAY 5:40 p.m.

Wichita Public Schools will be in session on Wednesday.

The district says classes will resume for all students except sixth graders who attend Wilbur Middle School where a water pipe broke in the sixth-grade hall of the school. Seventh and eighth-graders still have class.

The Wichita school district canceled classes on Tuesday, along with most districts across the state, due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

You can find an updated list of other school delays for Wednesday here: SCHOOL CLOSINGS
TUESDAY 5:15 a.m.
Today is another Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Day for Dangerous Wind Chills

Today is expected to be the coldest day of the week, and we expect to thaw out soon. Expect temperatures in the single-digits above zero, but wind chills in the teens to around 20 degrees below zero.

Many schools have called off class because of the dangerous wind chills. You'll find a complete, updated list here: SCHOOL CLOSINGS

10 p.m.: If you have to get out tomorrow morning, the drive shouldn't be as much of a problem as it was for many on Monday, but threats come with temperatures in the single digits and teens and wind chills below zero.

Forecast wind chills are in a brutal range from about -15 to -25. In a lot of cases with wind chills so low, Storm Team 12 Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says frost bit can become a concern in less than 30 minutes. By 6 a.m. Tuesday, it's expected to feel like about 15 degrees below zero in Wichita.


8:45 p.m.: Wichita's Newman University announces it will close Tuesday. Down the street, Friends University says it is canceling morning classes before 11 a.m., but classes in the afternoon and evening are still on.


7:40 p.m.: Wichita Area Technical College announces it will be closed Tuesday, joining Wichita State University, USD 259 and smaller school districts across Kansas.


7 p.m.: Wichita State University joins the long list of school districts in the state canceling classes Tuesday due to the threat of bitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

The university says Tuesday night's women's basketball game will go on as scheduled.


6 p.m.: The Wichita school district cancels classes for Tuesday, joining several districts across the area and many more in the state of Kansas.

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5:45 p.m.: We're starting to see more Wichita-area schools canceling classes Tuesday, including the Goddard, Valley Center and Renwick districts.


5:20 p.m.: The Hutchinson school district adds to the growing list of districts canceling classes Tuesday due to dangerous, sub-zero wind chills.



3:30 p.m.: Dangerous wind chills expected Tuesday morning are enough for several area school districts to cancel classes, including Mulvane, Clearwater, El Dorado and McPherson.

The McPherson School District says it will also have a two-hour late start Wednesday. We will catch a break from the bitter cold, but that will not come until the second half of the week.

Other districts canceling classes include Abilene Inman, Circle, Smoky Valley, Fairfield, Hillsboro, Marion, Canton Galva, Berean Academy, Elyria Christian, Goessel, Herington, Bluestem, Iola, Remington, Flinth, Hills, Central, Rural Vista and Centre. You can find the full list of school closures and delays here: SCHOOL CLOSINGS


3:20 p.m.: The Weather Alert Day in effect continues through at least Tuesday morning. We don't expect much more in the way of accumulated snow or precipitation, but temperatures down into the single digits and teens should have people on alert as they head out for work or school Tuesday morning.

In Wichita, Tuesday's high temperature is only 14 degrees.


7:30 a.m.: The Emergency Accident Reporting Plan is in effect for the City of Wichita. That means if you're involved in a fender bender, no drugs or alcohol are involved and no one is hurt - you can exchange information with the other driver(s) and fill out an accident report. Those reports are available at QT locations and here: EARP FORM

We've heard of several vehicle slide-offs in and around Wichita and other parts of the state. Give yourself some additional time for your commute today.
6:00 a.m.: We've been in contact with several county dispatchers to check on road conditions where you live.

Roads in Sedgwick County are wet, but not too slick. Still, you'll want to be careful out there.

A viewer in Marion County says roads are getting bad. We contacted Marion County dispatchers tell us they have not seen any major issues, though.

Deputies told dispatchers in Butler County that the roads are becoming snow-covered, but there have been no traffic incidents.

Reno County No road issues to report.

Dickinson County Dispatchers were not able to provide us any updates.

If you are headed out the door this morning, check road conditions using the following resources:

Wichita Snow Plow TrackerKansas Road Conditions
4:45 a.m.: Snow is falling in the Wichita area and temperatures are tumbling. We still expect up to an inch of accumulation, with more snow to our north.

10:50 p.m.

Snow is starting to hit northern Kansas. These snow showers will continue to move to the southeast, leaving around 1-2" of snow in north central Kansas by early Monday morning.

Sarah says roads could be slick Monday, but the main concern will be the drop in temperatures.


8:30 p.m.

Storm Team 12 has issued a Weather Alert Day for Monday due to dangerously cold wind chills.

The cold temperatures will be in the teens to low 20s on Monday afternoon.

Wind Chill Advisories are in effect for the majority of the state from 6 p.m. Monday to 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Here is a look at wind chills and snow:


3 p.m.

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front will move into northern Kansas Sunday evening.

The arctic blast will bring a rain/snow mix that will be possible in the Salina area starting around 8 p.m. By midnight, as cold air takes over, we will begin to see snow.

Sarah says the snow will continue to push to the south, into Wichita shortly after midnight through about 7 a.m. Snow showers will taper off as they move to the south, out of the state all together before noon.

Monday temperatures will be morning in the low to mid-20s. We'll drop into the upper teens to low 20s by noon and the low to mid-teens by 6 p.m.