Light snow should continue falling in and around Wichita much of the day today, forecasters say.
“We’re thinking it could end just before the evening rush” hour, said Jim Caruso, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. for 20 counties in southern and south-central Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area. The weather service had recorded 2.2 inches of snow next to Mid-Continent Airport shortly before 6 a.m., Caruso said. About 4 inches is expected by the time the storm moves east, he said.
Areas next to the Oklahoma border could receive upwards of 6 inches, he said, and cities north of Wichita – such as Newton and Marion – could see 5 or more. A band of heavy snow set up just north of Wichita Thursday evening, unexpectedly boosting those snowfall totals.
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Highs today will only reach the low 20s, with northeast winds in the teens stirring the flurries around. Lows tonight will dip near single digits, and highs on Saturday will creep into the upper 20s.
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