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Wichita weather: Flurries later as winds pick up

Snow is expected over a large portion of Kansas on Wednesday, but south-central portions of the state — including the Wichita metropolitan area — are likely to only see flurries later today.

A few inches of snow is forecast for the far northwest corner of the state, including Colby and Goodland, according to the National Weather Service. About an inch of snow could fall in southwest and central Kansas.

Light rain and a few snow flurries could reach Wichita late this afternoon and tonight, forecasters say. Otherwise, it’ll be a cloudy and cold day, with highs only in the upper 30s to low 40s. Northerly winds will intensify through the day from single digits to the upper teens, with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

Rain and flurries are possible into the overnight hours around Wichita, forecasters say. No accumulation is expected, however. Lows will fall into the upper 20s, with north-northwest winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Christmas Eve will see gradual clearing on another breezy day, forecasters say. Gusts will again approach 30 miles an hour and highs will top out in the upper 30s. Christmas Day will be windy but warmer, with highs in the low 50s.

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