While it’s important to note that forecast snowfall totals will still move around somewhat, especially today as the system gets fully onshore and can be well-sampled, models have come into pretty good agreement on how the system will evolve. Kansas will likely be on the southwest end of the high-impact region of this storm system. Here is a look at one model’s forecast totals from the system through Thursday, 7pm CST:
So northeastern Missouri into northern Indiana could see approaching two feet of snow from this system while the Ohio river valley sees a potentially crippling ice storm
Meanwhile in Kansas
Models are beginning to converge on snowfall totals ranging from 4 inches to nearly 12 inches, generally southeast of a line from Concordia to Ellsworth to Kinsley to Lakin. The low pressure center, unlike previous systems this winter, is coming at us from the southwest. The dynamics with that kind of setup bring more moisture into the region. Matt has a a detailed outlook for Kansas here.
I’ve updated our winter preparedness post and here are some additional tips from the National Weather Service