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December 31, 2013

Cold front, snow coming to Wichita area New Year’s Day

Along with an avalanche of resolutions, it looks like Wichitans will ring in the new year with chilly temperatures and snow.

Along with an avalanche of resolutions, it looks like Wichitans will ring in the new year with chilly temperatures and snow.

After a high of around 50 on Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Wichita is expecting a cold front to arrive Wednesday morning that may bring “a little light snow” in the afternoon and evening, meteorologist Kevin Darmofal said.

Wichita could see a trace to an inch of snowfall, he said. Areas in the Flint Hills and southeastern Kansas could get up to 2 inches.

“It’s not a major winter snow by any means,” he said. Wichita’s snow total so far this winter was sitting at 3.3 inches Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Wichita will hit its high of around 34 degrees in the midmorning, Darmofal said. The temperature will fall into the 20s by midafternoon. The overnight low will be about 10.

Thursday will be equally chilly, he said, with highs peaking in the upper 20s. He added that temperatures will creep into the 40s by Friday and Saturday but are expected to dip early next week.

“Right now, we haven’t had much snow (or cold) yet,” he said. “But we still have all of January and February and March.”

Contributing: Tim Potter of The Eagle

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