Snow likely done for the day in Wichita

Wichita received a trace of snow between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, but won’t get any more the rest of the day, according to the National Weather Service.

A system moved through the area quickly and continued to the north, followed by dry air that stopped the snow, said Scott Smith, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita.

Forecasters had expected light snow, possibly up to two inches, to fall in the city Saturday afternoon.

“We thought maybe it might linger and stay longer than it did, but it moved off pretty quick,” Smith said.

The early-morning system brought more snow to Great Bend, Russell and Salina. The most was an inch of snowfall near Great Bend.

There is another chance for light snow in the Wichita area on Sunday morning, Smith said, “probably similar to what we were thinking about this afternoon, only a trace, possibly up to two inches.”

Reach Fred Mann at 316-268-6310 or fmann@wichitaeagle.com.

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