FYI: For those traveling toward north central, northeast and east central Kansas, Thursday into Friday, National Weather Service, Topeka, Kan.
|Expected Weather:A mixture of rain and freezing rain will be possible during
the early afternoon hours on Thursday before mixing with and
changing to snow Thursday night. The chance for light snow will
end on Friday. At this time, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected
over the area.
|Areas Affected: All of north central, northeast, and
east central Kansas.
|Timing: Precipitation will begin during the late morning on Thursday
and continue through the evening…before diminishing on Friday.
The precipitation may begin as a mixture of sleet and snow for
north central Kansas with freezing rain and/or sleet for
northeast and east central Kansas. Changeover to all snow
will occur during the late hours on Thursday.
|Expected Accumulations: Light ice accumulations will be
possible Thursday and Thursday night. There is a potential
for two to four inches of snow on Thursday night into early
Friday; however this may increase based on the evolution
of the storm system. Locally higher amounts are possible
depending on the timing of the transition to snow.
|Wind and Temperatures: Temperatures in the 30s
Thursday will fall into the 20s Thursday night.
Gusty north winds of 20 to 30 mph will develop
late Thursday night and persist into Friday.
|This round of winter weather will be affecting the
area during a period of heavy holiday travel.
If the storm system is able to come together over
the area, roadways will become slick with
hazardous driving conditions as early as noon on
Thursday. Some blowing and drifting snow
will be possible late Thursday night
and Friday. Plan your travel accordingly,
and allow extra time should road conditions deteriorate.
| A strong storm system will emerge from
the Rockies on Thursday, bringing the potential for
widespread precipitation to much of the
central and southern Plains. A mix of
freezing rain, sleet, and snow will be
possible across the local area. The storm system
will move east of the region during the day on Friday.