Freezing rain, snow a concern for parts of Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

11:04 AM

Based on radar trends and new data coming in from various weather models the snow totals will likely be much lower than anticipated across Southern and North Central Kansas with most locations seeing less than 1" of snow accumulation and many spots not seeing more than a dusting. Despite the very low totals, roads could turn slick if light freezing rain develops in South Central and North Central Kansas.

8:53 AM

Snow is gradually sliding east across KAKEland and tapering off in Northwest Kansas. As anticipated the highest totals so far have occurred in Northwest Kansas.

8:06 AM

Winter weather across KAKEland could make travel a bit hazardous on Wednesday with light snow and freezing rain possible for all communities.

Wednesday morning will start off snowy for portions of Western Kansas while south Central Kansas could see light rain, freezing rain and flurries. The snow will gradually slide east from Western Kansas into North and South Central Kansas as we go through the morning hours. Western Kansas will see a gradual tapering of the snow as we go through the morning with some afternoon sunshine possible. The snow in North and South Central Kansas will be relatively light. Despite low snow totals, roads and especially elevated roadways could turn slick if freezing rain does develop.

The highest snow totals will be in Northwest Kansas where 1.5" to 4” of snow will be possible. Lower snow totals are expected in North Central and Southwest Kansas with most communities seeing less than 1.5". The lowest snow totals will be spread across South Central and Southeast Kansas with most spots seeing less than 0.5".  A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect through Wednesday evening and travel could be treacherous at times. Snow and wind could also make travel dangerous and slow because of reduced visibility.

The snow will exit KAKEland Wednesday evening and as the clouds clear the temperatures will plummet as we get into Thursday. Morning lows could land in the record books across Western Kansas and Wichita will likely experience the coldest morning of the season so far. Sunshine will prevail on Halloween but highs will only make it into the low to mid 40s.

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