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The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the eastern half of Kansas. The watch begins at 6:00 PM Saturday and continues until 6:00 AM Monday.
Forecasters predict that a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will overspread the area on Saturday night before changing over to all snow sometime on Sunday. Potential exists for bands of moderate to heavy snow to occur late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The NWS says the snow will diminish Sunday night before finally ending on Monday morning. As if that not enough for you, winds should be 10 – 20 m.p.h. with gusts near 30 m.p.h. which will cause blowing and drifting snow as well.
Total accumulations for the storm could range from 3 to 8 inches of snow, 1/2 inch of sleet and 1/10 inch of ice. Wind chills Saturday night are expected to be -10 to -20 below as well.
All of this, if received, will lead to hazardous driving conditions Saturday night through Monday morning. Motorists are urged that if the storm does hit, travel should be discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Motorists will want to plan on extra time to reach their destinations and make sure to have emergency preparedness kits in their vehicle in case of being stranded on roadways.
We will keep you up to date over the weekend if and when the storm arrives in the area. And, just a reminder, don’t shoot the messenger.