Weather could get messy by Sunday

Weather won't pose many headaches in the nation's midsection as holiday travelers head out today on what is historically the busiest travel day of the year.

But the end of the holiday weekend may be a bit messy, forecasters warn.

"There is a fairly potent storm system coming out of the Rockies," National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Kleinsasser said.

Sunday could see rain in the Wichita area and snow north and west of the metropolitan area and the Kansas Turnpike, he said. Wichita could see snow on Monday.

"It's not looking right now like a major winter storm, but there could potentially be some light accumulation," he said.

Given the uncertainty in the computer models for late this week, forecasters said, travelers and residents should keep an eye on the forecast.

"The models are all over the place," KWCH meteorologist Merril Teller said.

The good news for holiday travelers is that Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to be relatively tranquil.

Sunny skies should be the rule into Saturday for the Wichita area, with temperatures in the low 50s today and Thursday and the upper 50s Friday and Saturday.

Gusty north winds today may add stress to lengthy drives, forecasters say, but those winds should calm considerably later in the week.

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