Forecasters say it will be cold, gray and foggy in Wichita today, just as it was over the weekend and Monday. Wednesday promises more of the same.
Blame westerly winds and the snowcover left behind by the winter storm late last week, National Weather Service meteorologist Stephanie Dunten said.
Normally, those westerly winds are welcome this time of year because they typically bring warmer temperatures to the region.
"But not with the snowpack," Dunten said.
Those warmer temperatures coming over the snow-covered ground set the stage for fog as the warm, moist air cools, she said. Some of the fog has been freezing, creating slick conditions on elevated surfaces.
Another round of wintry precipitation appears likely in the Wichita area from Wednesday night into Friday, Dunten said. It's too soon to know whether the storm's arsenal will include freezing rain, sleet, snow or some mix of those elements, she said.
"We're keeping an eye on it," she said. "It doesn't look as strong as the one that came through late last week."