Winter storm watch issued, Wichita included

By: KAKE First Alert Weather Center Email
By: KAKE First Alert Weather Center Email

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WICHITA, Kan. -- A winter storm watch has been issued for much of central and eastern Kansas Monday evening through Tuesday evening. This watch does include Wichita, Hutchinson, Great Bend and Salina.

The snow should begin late Monday, ramping up early Tuesday. It could be heavy at times through the day on Tuesday.

Snowfall amounts could get heavy in some locations because the snow will be around from Monday evening all the way through Tuesday evening. The snowfall potential decreases on Wednesday.

Right now, it looks like the heaviest potential for snowfall will be in central Kansas. Many locations could receive 4 to 6 inches of total accumulation, with some locations getting 6+ inches.

The exact storm track remains in question, though it's looking more likely that many locations in KAKEland could get moderate accumulations.

Stay with KAKE for the latest on this developing situation. We'll keep you up to date with our Interactive Radar and LIVE weather coverage. And don't forget to download the KAKE News app.

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As the winter weather approaches, check road conditions in Wichita and across the state.

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Counties included in the watch:

Until 9 p.m. Tuesday: Barber, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Stafford

Until 12 a.m. Wednesday: Barton, Chase, Ellsworth, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Saline, Sedgwick

Until 6 a.m. Wednesday: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Lyon, Morris, Ottawa, Republic

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