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Wichita weather: Winter makes a late appearance

Courtesy of National Weather Service

A remarkably warm start to March is being shoved aside for late taste of winter Friday across Kansas.

Measurable snow — up to four inches in spots — and gusty winds are expected in central Kansas, forecasters say, while the Wichita area can expect some cold rain.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for 11 counties across central Kansas on Friday morning, stretching as late as 1 p.m. for Russell, Lincoln, Barton and Ellsworth counties.

Temperatures peaked before dawn in the Wichita area, with daytime highs projected to be in the low 40s. Winds will be gusty out of the north and northwest, surging to nearly 30 miles an hour at times.

Overnight lows will slide into the mid-20s, forecasters say, before temperatures recover into the 50s over the weekend. Sunshine and northerly winds in the teens are expected, with gusts pushing to nearly 25 miles an hour at times.

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

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