Snow and travel forecast

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Overall, Christmas travel weather is looking good with only minor snow in the forecast across KAKEland. The biggest inconvenience will be the most significant push of cold air KAKEland has seen this winter season.

Friday

After a cloudy start, sunshine will return to KAKEland on Friday but temperatures will still be cold. Morning lows will start off in the teens and 20s with afternoon highs climbing into the mid to upper 30s. Friday will be a great travel day with not precipitation falling across the state.

Weekend

A quick dash of snow will be possible across all of KAKEland Saturday Night into Early Sunday Morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s Saturday with lows eventually dipping into the teens. Look for snow to start in Northwest Kansas after 6pm and it will gradually slide east through the overnight hours and exit North Central Kansas Sunday Morning. Snow will be limited to locations along and North of Interstate 70 where less than 1" or less is expected. While the snow will be minor, untreated roads could briefly turn slippery across Northern Kansas.  High temperatures on Sunday will be in the low to middle 30s with increasing sunshine by the afternoon. 

Christmas

Lots of sunshine on the way for the Big Day!  Morning lows will start off in the middle teens to low 20s with highs in the afternoon in the low to middle 40s. The wind will likely pick up out of the south and gusts over 20mph will be possible.

Tuesday

Travel weather on Tuesday should also be great with tons of sunshine with morning lows starting in the teens. During the afternoon on Tuesday you can expect highs in the low to upper 30s with breezy conditions.

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