A slow-moving cold front located over central Kansas will not make much progress to the southeast overnight. Expect thickening clouds as rain develops and changes to snow in northwest and westcentral Kansas. Lows there will be the coldest in the state with early morning temperatures in the 30s. We'll see 40s and 50s over the central and east.
Tomorrow a strong storm system moving out of the Rockies will spread the precipitation over the remainder of the viewing area.The rain will change to a wet, blowing snow over western Kansas during the morning. Right now, it appears snowfall totals of 2-4 inches will be possible for the Goodland, Colby and Hays area.
Combine that with northeast to northerly winds of 40 mph and higher at times, blizzard conditions are expected in some places. A Blizzard Warning is out for Goodland, Tribune, St. Francis and Burlington, Colorado. Expect greatly reduced visibilities and some slick roadways in these areas.
Elsewhere over Kansas, a trace to 1" is possible in Salina and Dodge City. A light rain/snow mix is forecast early Wednesday night in the Hutchinson or Wichita areas, but no accumulation is forecast.
Wednesday's highs will be felt early in the day as temperatures fall to the 20s and 30s in the west with 40s in the Wichita area by 4 p.m.
Look for sunny skies, dry weather and cool temperatures Thursday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: S/SE 10-15. Low: 53.
Tomorrow: Turning cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon. Windy with falling temperatures. Wind: SE/N 20-30; gusty. 4 p.m. Temp: 46.
Tomorrow night: Rain/snow mix ending, then turning mostly cloudy. Wind: N 20-30; gusty. Low: 29.
Thu: High: 52 Becoming sunny but chilly.
Fri: High: 64 Low: 28 Mostly sunny, breezy, and warmer.
Sat: High: 67 Low: 44 Mostly sunny and windy.
Sun: High: 59 Low: 42 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 61 Low: 43 Becoming cloudy with rain possible overnight.
Tue: High: 57 Low: 45 Cloudy and cooler with scattered showers.