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Wichita weather: Warmer, calmer before snow arrives

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Friday may feel downright mild in the Wichita area compared to what’s come earlier in the week.

Highs could reach the mid-30s under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, with light winds out of the south. Snow enters the forecast after midnight, when lows will settle in the low 20s, and Saturday should see snow fall over much of the state.

As much as 5 inches is expected north of Wichita in an area roughly from Salina to Emporia to Topeka, according to the National Weather Service. Much of the rest of central and eastern Kansas could see 2 to 4 inches.

Wichita and areas south of U.S. 54 can expect a trace to 2 inches of snow, forecasters say. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 30s in the Wichita area, with lows sliding nearly to the teens. Chances for snow continue into Sunday, with highs only in the 20s.

But a welcome warm-up appears likely by mid-week, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

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