Main focus for this forecast cycle continues to be the potential for snowfall Wednesday night into Friday. Winter storm watches are in effect for most of northern Kansas, as that area stands the best chance of seeing significant snow within the next 48 hours.
Models seem to have come into a general agreement in a significant snowfall – generally 4-7″ – occurring generally north of Interstate 70, with lighter snows south of there late Wednesday into Friday morning. South of the I-70 to US 50, expect snowfall accumulation of 2-4 inches, with a trace to two inches possible for the southern two rows of counties. We will continue to monitor this and be ready to make tweaks to the forecast over the next 24 hours.
Until then, we’ll have scattered clouds with overnight lows in the lower 20s. Wednesday will be warmer with a high around 50 as winds become northeast.
Once the snow departs the area, we’ll see a significant warming trend into the weekend, with the 60s returning by Sunday (provided we don’t have a lot of snow to melt.)