Hello Weather Watchers-

The forecast we posted late last night looks to be on track.

Let’s go through it –

Beginning around midnight tonight:

The Cold front is entering NW KS with a few showers possible East of Hwy 281.

3AM: The Low is located in North Central OK – as the Cold front moves into Central KS Lift along the front increases causing moisture rates to increase.

6AM- The Cold front continues moving Southeast- SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN/DRIZZLE could make for a SLICK commute in Central and South Central KS including the I-135 Corridor –the cities of Topeka, Manhattan, Salina, Wichita, Hutchinson should plan on a little extra time for your morning drive.

Here are what the Short term HRRR models are predicting for accumulations.

Freezing Rain/Drizzle- Scattered impact

Snowfall Potential:

The area circled in Red is the area of greatest lift and where the we can expect the most accumulation – all other areas are expecting a Dusting to 2″

TOTAL MOISTURE POTENTIAL:

Temperatures will FALL into the teen and 20s for ALL areas with STRONG NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 40 creating WINDCHILLS OF 0 to -10.

Friday we clear out and temps warm into the 30s West and Central, 20s East.

Friday night another STRONG COLD FRONT moves through.

Saturday COLD and Blustery, Highs ONLY in the Low 20s….

Sunday COLD, Highs in the 20s East to around 30 Central to 40 in far SW Kansas.