Wintry weather rolls back into KAKEland

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After a "spring like" Thursday, temperatures will tumble Friday with wintry precipitation possible across the state.

Temperatures will start off Friday morning in the 30s and 40s across the state. In many cases the morning lows will also be the day time high temperatures as the mercury is forecast to drop through much of the day Friday. Temperatures for Wichita will likely top off in the low to mid 40s Friday morning with temperatures slipping to around freezing by the evening drive.

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As far as precipitation goes, a wintry grab bag will be possible across the state thanks to varied temperatures because of the passage of a cold front. For Wichita and Southern Kansas, precipitation will start off in liquid form in the morning. Sleet and snow may mix in by the late evening and overnight but accumulation and impacts will be minor. Locations north will likely start off in the morning with light mixed precipitation before changing over to light snow as temperatures fall below freezing.

Snowfall accumulation will be on the light side with a dusting to 1 inch possible in North Central Kansas, generally along and north of I-70. Locations across Western Kansas will see up to 2 inches through Saturday morning. South Central Kansas will see a trace to 1 inch of accumulation. 

Roads could turn briefly slick in areas that pick up light snow accumulation, late Friday through Saturday morning.

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Temperatures will finally bottom out across KAKEland in the middle teens to low 20s Saturday morning around sunrise. With temperatures well below freezing, sensitive plants should be covered Friday.

We’ll keep you up to date with our First Alert Weather App. With the app you can track conditions in your area, stream the latest forecast videos and and set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.

Get the latest forecast at KAKE.com/weather. Check Wichita road conditions at WichWay.org and check road conditions across the state at KanDrive.org.

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