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Wichita and surrounding cities may be in storm for snowfall - and some messy weather conditions - later this week.
A storm system moving out of the southwest on Wednesday will bring wintry weather to much of Kansas, including the potential for ice accumulations and heavy snow.
The precipitation is expected to start as snow by midday Wednesday, but could change over or mix with sleet and freezing rain for southern Kansas by Wednesday evening. Elevated surfaces could be slick, with ice accumulations possible. Central Kansas will likely have sleet and snow heading into Wednesday night.
By Thursday morning, heavy sleet, snow and some freezing rain is likely for the metro area. Ice accumulations are still possible early Thursday, with some areas possibly seeing up to 1/4-inch of ice.
Snow accumulations of 8-10 inches will be possible in central parts of the state, with areas to the south - including Wichita - getting between 3-5 inches of snow.
North winds will create some blowing snow Wednesday night and Thursday. Travel is discouraged Wednesday evening through Thursday as the storm continues to move through the region.