Another taste of spring teases Wichita today, with sunny skies and highs in the 60s, but Thursday will bring a reminder that winter isn’t over yet, forecasters say.
South winds in the teens today will switch to the north, signaling the arrival of the cold front. A few late-night thunderstorms aren’t out of the question in the region, forecasters say, as lows dip to the mid-30s.
Morning rain will transition to freezing rain and then snow flurries as Thursday stretches out, and the evening commute could be slick. The National Weather Service forecasts ice accumulations of a tenth of an inch in Wichita and heavier amounts northwest of the city. Perhaps a half-inch of snow could fall Thursday night on top of the ice.
Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 30s, with northeast winds blowing steadily in the teens and gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour, forecasters say. Overnight lows will be in the mid-20s. Friday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 30s.
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