WICHITA - A major winter storm system appears to be developing for much of Kansas, starting around daybreak Wednesday, through Thursday.
A winter storm warning has been issued for much of southwest and west-central Kansas until 6 p.m. Thursday; cities in the warning area include Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, Pratt, Greensburg, Medicine Lodge, and Scott City.
Much of the rest of the state is under a winter storm watch, from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening.
KAKEland Meteorologist Ben Pringle said light snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, will roll into south-central and southwest Kansas early Wednesday morning.
As the day progresses the precipitation will become mixed with sleet and/or freezing rain especially in the south, then back over to snow for much of the state by evening.
Snow will continue likely for most of the area through tomorrow night and Thursday but could mix with freezing rain and sleet again in the south Thursday. Snow accumulations of 5-to-10 inches look possible for central, north-central and northwest Kansas by late Thursday, with 1-to-4 inches for south-central and southeast by Thursday night.