Finger on the Weather

Could Friday be Wichita's snowiest day of the season?

National Weather Service

Dig out those sweaters and heavy coats, Wichita. You'll want them for the next couple of days.

A strong cold front is bringing snow to much of the state - with less than an inch expected for Wichita - on Friday, forecasters say.

Friday's highs will occur before dawn in the Wichita area, with temperatures diving throughout the day. Harsh north winds will top 30 miles an hour in gusts later in the day, forecasters say.

Overnight lows early Saturday could dip into the teens in the Wichita area.

Wichita has only recorded an inch of snow through the winter season, and most of that was actually sleet. That means Friday could become Wichita's snowiest day of - well, winter actually officially ended last month.

"This is probably the weirdest late winter and spring I've seen in a while," said Kevin Darmofal, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

Like a cold engine, "we're trying to start spring and it's just not turning over," he said.

Sleet is even possible early Sunday, forecasters say.