A snow storm blanketed the Dodge City area with several inches of snow early Monday morning.
"We had between two and three inches by 8 a.m. Monday," said meteorologist Wesley Hovorka with the National Weather Service in Dodge City.
Areas around Liberal, Garden City, Dighton and Ulysses received heavier snowfall and amounts were expected to reach five to eight inches.
The weather service issued a winter storm warning for parts of southwest Kansas. The warning is issued when more than six inches of snow is expected in 12 hours or less.
As of mid-day Monday, forecasts called for snow to end in early afternoon in the Dodge City area but to continue throughout the afternoon to the north.
"Dodge City could get up to six inches, but it will be close," Hovorka said.
Predictions were for clear skies once the snow passed by with highs in the 20s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Winds were expected to be 15 to 20 mph Monday afternoon then 10 mph or less Monday evening and Tuesday.