A powerful storm system will continue to plow through Kansas and Oklahoma Friday spreading thunderstorms and heavy rain across far eastern Kansas and produce blizzard conditions out west. The potent system will be a weather player for us through most of Saturday.
Blizzard and winter storm warnings cover most of western Kansas Friday through Saturday where significant snowfall and wicked winds are likely by evening.
Heavy snow and blowing snow will become more widespread over the northwest corner of Kansas overnight where snowfall totals of 9-12 inches are possible north of I-70 from Colby and Hill City to Smith Center. Snowfall amounts will drop off rapidly farther to the southeast of that heavy snow band and Hutch and Wichita won't see any accumulating snow at all.
Saturday will be windy and cold with light rain and snow winding down and eventually ending during the evening.
Calmer, drier conditions are expected Sunday with sunny to partly cloudy skies.
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: Steady rain tapers to occasional showers. Wind: SE/NE 10-20. High: 53.
Tonight: Evening rain showers, mixing with sleet/wet snow late; breezy, chilly. Wind: NE/N 15-25; gusty. Low: 36.
Tomorrow: Morning light rain, sleet or snow, no accumulation; cloudy, windy, colder. Wind: N/NW 20-30; gusty. High: 41.
Tomorrow night: A few snow showers/flurries, breezy and much colder. Wind: NW 10-20; gusty. Low: 28.
Sun: High: 44 Turning mostly sunny; still breezy.
Mon: High: 48 Low: 25 Increasing clouds.
Tue: High: 45 Low: 29 Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles or flurries.
Wed: High: 46 Low: 28 Partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 49 Low: 27 Mostly sunny.
Fri: High: 52 Low: 26 Partly cloudy and mild.