Wichitans woke today to thunder, lightning and softly falling rain.
Forecasters predict much of Kansas may wake Monday to snowflakes — but little or no accumulation is expected in the Wichita area.
"We are going to get some snow," said Robb Lawson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.
"As far as amounts go, right now, it looks like around an inch or so with the heavier stuff to the north — around Salina, Russell and Great Bend receiving as much as 2 to 5 inches of wet snow."
As of 6 p.m., the snow had yet to fall near Great Bend.
"The wind had picked up, but has now died down," said Cris Collier of Great Bend.
"We are starting to get a little bit of moisture. It is not looking or feeling like snow. It is a little mist."
At 6 p.m. today, Wichita was reporting 40-degree temperatures with a light mist.
Forecasters are predicting rain likely in Wichita until sunrise Monday, when it is expected to change to snow.
Monday is expected to be cloudy with highs in the upper 30s. Winds will be out of the north to northwest between 15 and 17 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
"This system is not drawing in a lot of cold air," Lawson said.