Updated at 8:20PM
The National Weather Service has updated their expectations for the next 24 hours:
.LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING ACROSS NORTHEAST KANSAS WITH THE APPROACH OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE PLAINS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT AS COLDER AIR MOVES INTO NORTHEAST KANSAS.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for several counties in the surrounding area including Douglas County. This advisory is in effect from now until 3:00 PM Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, a combination of two upper level storms will bring precipitation to the central plains late tonight into Friday. The tracks of these systems will keep accumulations on the light side however. Forecasters now say that ice accumulations will range from a trace to near a hundredth of an inch. They are also predicting that we should see about one inch of snow and two to three inches are expected north and east of a line from Senaca to Osklaoosa.
Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service as of 8:20 PM Thursday:
Tonight: A chance of freezing rain before midnight, then snow. Low around 30. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday: Snow before noon, then a chance of drizzle and snow. High near 37. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night: A chance of flurries before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. North wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. North wind around 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
When precipitation does begin, please make sure to drive carefully out there. Pay particular attention to bridges and overpasses in the area.
We will keep you alerted and up to date right here at Eudorareporter.com with road conditions and any problems that come about, as mother nature pays us another Christmas visit this year.