UPDATED 7 p.m. Friday: Salina and the surrounding area are under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph from the north also are forecast. Temperatures will fall sharply later this evening and overnight to well below freezing. Plan on slippery roads and hazardous conditions.
It’s looking like we won’t get much snow with the upcoming storm, but we will get some frigid temperatures.
According to the National Weather Service office in Wichita, wind chills early Saturday morning will be in the single digits to near 0 in portions of central and south central Kansas.
Rain is expected to change to snow from northwest to southeast late Friday afternoon through Friday night across the region, and end from northwest to southeast Saturday morning. There remains some uncertainty for snow amounts, but accumulations should average around 1 inch area-wide with locally higher amounts possible in heavier snow bands.
Strong and gusty north winds will accompany the snow, which could drastically reduce visibilities at times in falling and blowing snow, supporting hazardous travel conditions.
A chance of drizzle before noon, then rain, mainly after noon. High near 42. Southeast wind 9 to 17 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 7 p.m., then gradually ending. Low around 17. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 13. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
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Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.