Because there is so much travel after New Year's I want to post this very preliminary forecast of the path of accumulating snow. Please disregard the colors as I am not attempting to forecast amounts at this point. Also, please disregard the little kink in the path in central Kansas. I have added the orange dashed line to illustrate the northwest edge of the snow path.
Normally, I don't try to forecast a winter storm this far into the future, but I am doing this because I want travelers to be able to factor it into their plans.
AccuWeather is forecasting 3 to 6 inches for Wichita which seems reasonable as a preliminary amount.
ADDITION: Below is an update from AccuWeather on the ice in the southern Plains.