The winter weather is coming, the first of the season.
Here’s what to expect and when to expect it in the Wichita area:
Wichitans could wake up to rain or freezing rain Sunday morning, as the most likely chance of precipitation starts Saturday evening and goes through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.
Wichita had already seen some rainfall Saturday afternoon.
Total rainfall is forecast to be less than a half-inch.
The highest chance of freezing rain will be between 4 a.m. and noon Sunday before the chances off it drop off. The highest chance of sleet is highest Sunday morning. The highest chance of snow will be Sunday afternoon and into the early evening.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 30s all day with winds in the teens. Wind gusts are expected to peak at highs in the 20s during the late morning and early afternoon, pushing the wind chill to its lowest of 20 degrees around 8 a.m. before starting to slowly climb up.
One of the biggest concerns is ice on bridges.
“Glaze of ice possible on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses,” the NWS in Wichita said. “Some light snow possible on grassy surfaces along and north of Interstate 70.”
Next week is supposed to slowly warm up. No other precipitation is forecast through at least Friday.