Winter weather arriving soon

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a Weather Alert Day is in place for Thursday as snow accumulation returns to the Plains. Heaviest snows will likely be across the west and in the north, where some areas will see 3-5 inches.

Overnight, expect a lot of clouds around Kansas. Temperatures will fall into the 30s with light winds. Clouds will be increasing around the area Wednesday afternoon with highs mostly in the 40s.

Snow develops in western Kansas late Wednesday night and early Thursday. Farther east, including Wichita, rain chances return for Thursday morning. It's not until late Thursday afternoon that the rain/snow line will begin moving east. Snow accumulations for southwest and south central Kansas will be around an inch or two in grassy areas.

We can expect a return to sunshine by Friday but temperatures will continue to be quite cold.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 38.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 50.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy; few showers late. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 35.

Thu: High: 40 Light rain through mid-afternoon, then mixing with snow late.
Fri: High: 39 Low: 26 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Sat: High: 48 Low: 21 Mostly sunny and breezy.
Sun: High: 42 Low: 34 Turning cloudy; sprinkles and flurries into the evening.
Mon: High: 39 Low: 32 Partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 37 Low: 19 Mostly sunny.