A powerful winter storm system will sweep into the Rockies Thursday then cruise toward Kansas Thursday night into Friday and Saturday. Clouds will roll in Thursday afternoon. The approaching storm will then bring rain and thunderstorms to our area overnight. Snow and blowing snow will return to western Kansas Friday with heavy snow expected at times.
Rain is likely for Wichita Friday but will change to snow in central Kansas Friday afternoon. Driving will be difficult Friday afternoon across western Kansas due to blowing and drifting snow.
You can find updates on the approaching winter storm on Eyewitness News, right here at KWCH.com and your 24-7 source for weather information, Always on Storm Team 12 channel 12.2 and Cox Digital 675.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Decreasing clouds; mild. Wind: N/SE 5-10. High: 61.
Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Wind: SE/S 5-10. Low: 34.
Tomorrow: Increasing clouds. Wind: S 10-15. High: 59.
Tomorrow night: Cloudy;rain developing late. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. Low: 47.
Fri: High: 53 Cloudy, breezy, cooler; rain and isolated storms likely.
Sat: High: 40 Low: 33 Morning snow then just mostly cloudy and windy.
Sun: High: 43 Low: 24 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Mon: High: 49 Low: 22 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 48 Low: 25 Sunny.
Wed: High: 51 Low: 26 Mostly sunny.