Snow slowly melts this weekend

Clouds and snow sticks around today
Clouds and snow sticks around today(KWCH-Weather)
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 8:09 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - We recorded 6.5″ of snow in Wichita on New Year’s Day, breaking the daily record of 4.2″ in 1925. Snow will slowly begin to melt through the weekend.

Clouds will stick around most of the day for areas that have snow on the ground, making it difficult to melt much snow. Meanwhile, sunshine will dominate most of western this afternoon. Winds should remain light. Highs on Saturday will reach the 30s to lower 40s in central Kansas and the upper 40s to the lower 50s in the west.

Clouds will reform over the snow-pack tonight with lows in the teens and low 20s. Expect morning clouds, however plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures on the way for Sunday. Highs will reach the mid-40s to lower 50s. Expect some good melting throughout the day.

We will stay sunny and mild through the first part of next week with a chance for showers on Wednesday. There is a slight chance light rain main mix with snow Wednesday night, however little if any accumulation. Highs will stay in the upper 30s and 40s, which is close to normal for the rest of the week into next weekend.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Today: Cloudy most of the day, a few peeks of sun by afternoon. Wind: Calm. High: 38.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: S 5-10. Low: 22.

Sunday: Morning clouds, then mostly sunny. Wind: SW 5-10. High: 45.

Sunday night: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Wind: SW 5-10. Low: 23.

Mon: High: 51. Sunny.

Tue: High: 50. Low: 25. Mostly sunny.

Wed: High: 46. Low: 34. Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, rain/snow mix overnight.

Thu: High: 40. Low: 29. Mostly cloudy, breezy.

Fri: High: 42. Low: 25. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.

Sat: High: 40. Low: 25. Partly cloudy.

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