Meteorologist: Light snow headed for Wichita on Thursday


Snow is expected to return to Wichita starting Thursday morning, but it won’t last too long, according to a meteorologist.

Chris Jakub, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wichita office, said light snow would begin falling in Wichita around 10 a.m. Thursday. We will then see “periods of snow and snow that will continue until late Thursday evening,” he said.

Total snowfall for Wichita is expected to be around 1-2 inches. It should start to decrease around 10 p.m., according to Jakub.

Heavy snowfall expected farther north near I-70; this area could see 4 to 7 inches. The rest of Kansas center should get 3-5 inches, Jakub said.

Wind chills will be around 14 Thursday morning and will drop slightly to 8 Thursday evening through Friday morning, Jakub added.

“We’re not going to see these very cold wind chills like we saw in the events of the last month,” Jakub said.

Drivers are always advised to drive with caution. Jakub says all it takes is a bit of snow on the roads to make them “a bit slippery and dangerous to drive on”.

Temperatures are expected to be back in the mid 60s by Sunday.

This story was originally published March 9, 2022 3:52 p.m.

Eduardo covers crime and breaking news for The Wichita Eagle. His previous professional experience includes stints at KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, the local CBS affiliate in Wichita, and as a marketing manager for a local real estate team. Besides writing, Eduardo also enjoys photography and cinematography. Current advice? email [email protected] or call 316-268-6213.


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