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Wichita weather for Wednesday: Drizzle, rain on a windy day

Kellogg and Eisenhower Airport Parkway, just before 8 a.m. (Jan. 6, 2016)
Kellogg and Eisenhower Airport Parkway, just before 8 a.m. (Jan. 6, 2016) Courtesy of wichway.org

It snowed in Wichita overnight, but chances are you missed it.

It didn’t amount to much — .01 of an inch, according to the National Weather Service — and ended by about 3 a.m. Air in upper layers of the atmosphere got cold enough for the precipitation to fall as snow rather than freezing drizzle, said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with the agency.

Surface temperatures stayed above freezing as dawn approached, sparing the metropolitan area from a slick commute Wednesday morning.

Highs should climb into the low 40s Wednesday, with periods of drizzle and rain. South winds will be in the teens, gusting to more than 25 miles an hour at times.

Rain is likely tonight and Thursday, forecasters say, when highs will push into the mid-40s. A chance of snow arrives Friday night and early Saturday.

Current forecasts call for about a half-inch of snow or less for the Wichita area, Pearce said. But that could change, so stay tuned.

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

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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