Meteorologist Mark Larson says it'll be much colder across Kansas Wednesday then get set to get wet then white because there's a shot of messy, wintry weather on the way to our state tonight and Thursday making tomorrow a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert day.
Behind the strong cold front that plowed through Tuesday, it'll be MUCH colder Wednesday with high temps ranging from near 40 degrees across northwestern Kansas to near 50 to the southeast under a mostly cloudy sky.
A winter weather-maker will race into Kansas from the Rockies tonight into Thursday spreading a broad swath of moderate snow across our region. The southeastern part of our state will see light rain or rain-snow mix Thursday morning changing to all snow by evening.
The heaviest snowfall is expected across northern and western Kansas where 3 to 5 inches will be possible with lighter, slushy amounts over the southeast, likely to be an inch or less.
The snow system will move out of our region by Friday morning but the bitter cold air will stay with week's end highs in the 30s.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Today: Mostly cloudy, a few sprinkles, cooler. Wind: NE 5-15. High: 50.
Tonight: Showers/light rain possible late. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 36.
Tomorrow: Light rain likely through midday then mixing with snow during the afternoon. Wind: NE/N 5-15. High: 38.
Tomorrow night: Light snow ending, up to an inch possible then decreasing clouds. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 26.
Fri: High: 37 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Sat: High: 45 Low: 21 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Sun: High: 42 Low: 31 Turning cloudy; p.m. sprinkles then flurries.
Mon: High: 39 Low: 30 Partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 41 Low: 27 Sunny.
Wed: High: 54 Low: 25 Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer.