Hello Weather Watchers!

I wish we had better news for those traveling Thursday-Sunday.

The potential for a Winter Storm is a given. The far NW sections of the State should begin seeing Light Snow Thanksgiving morning. Ahead of the snow we are going to see an area of Freezing drizzle, accumulations between .10-.20″are possible WEST of a Hays to Dodge City line.

Here are the current conditions– as you can see the Cold front has entered the State with Cold air oozing South/Southeast- 20s and 30s in Nebraska with temps currently in the mid 60 in Central KS.

  
Let’s take a look at the THREAT MAP:
 

Rainfall, some heavy, will begin tomorrow morning and continue its trek slowly to the East affect Central and South Central areas.

You can see that we think most areas of Western KS will see 2-4″ of Snow falling Thursday/Friday with Non-accumulating Light snow hanging around Saturday into Sunday.

As the Strong Cold front continues to move East/Southeast,Freezing rain/drizzle will increase Thursday night into Friday with another piece of energy moving through Friday night into Saturday.

We are concerned that the areas in RED could potentially see freezing precipitation in excess of .25″ making for Significant travel troubles with the potential for power interruptions IF OUR FORECAST VERIFIES.

We are basing our forecast off this Model showing the areas circled having a 50% chance of seeing icing greater than .25″.

YOU MIGHT NOT SEE THIS FORECAST ANYWHERE ELSE- we just wanted to provide you with a heads up…based on what we are seeing- a secondary piece of energy 

 
 You can see how the Model handles the secondary area of heavier moisture as it moves through Central/South Central KS- overnight–that area of moisture moves East slowly.

I’m sure you will have questions- if you do, please ask.

This system will stick around through the weekend – however, conditions will be improving by Sunday.