Much of Kansas, including Wichita, is expected to receive a winter's wallop with as much as 4 to 7 inches of snow falling by Monday evening.
A winter storm warning issued Sunday included 35 counties in southern Kansas.
Snow had begun accumulating on the ground in southern Sedgwick County by 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Robb Lawson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita.
Forecasters were keeping an eye Sunday evening on isolated bands of the storm where heavier amounts of snow was falling, Lawson said. One such band stretched from Dodge City to Wichita.
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"Even though we haven't seen much snow so far, we've heard of heavy snow in southern portions of Sedgwick and Kingman counties," Lawson said at 6:30 Sunday evening. "We expect snow amounts to increase over the next couple of hours."
Wichita street crews were preparing for the snow on Sunday. Trucks were loaded with sand and salt, Public Works Director Chris Carrier said Sunday night.
Because street temperatures were still warm, Carrier said, "Most of the snow should melt off, depending on how fast it snows."
Once the snow begins to stick, he said, the city's crews will be working to clear snow for Monday morning's rush hour traffic.
Gusty north winds of up to 15 to 25 miles per hour are expected Monday with the storm, which could cause problems with drifting snow.
The storm will also bring colder temperatures by Monday night with 13 degrees predicted as the low.
The colder temperatures are expected to linger until the weekend, said Chris Jakub, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.