Temps did warm a little for late Monday into Tuesday, but higher numbers didn’t last long when a strong cold front blew through into midday and early afternoon. The temperature tumble was rather impressive as some spots dropped from the lower 40s into the upper 20s over a 2-4 hour period.
Drizzle and light rain went quickly to freezing rain and sleet. Roads became icy and many were impacted through the afternoon. Snow kicked in afterward with amounts of 2-4” and some spots to the far west got more than that. The stronger north wind didn’t help matters either. Gusts between 20-30 mph blew much of the snow into deeper piles and drifts.
Last evening’s snow ended by 10pm to midnight in western counties and around 3-5am for most spots from Topeka to Lawrence. Clouds have been decreasing since, so it should be a chilly day with decent sunshine. Hopefully it’s a pretty day across our area with diminishing wind.
Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Wind: NW 12-25 early, then W/SW 5-15
Clouds likely increase into Wednesday night. Stronger breezes may kick up on Thursday as another cold front arrives. It will also turn colder for Thursday night into Friday morning.
Breezy and cool for Friday with possible snow showers. Saturday through Sunday should be partly cloudy. Clouds should increase late Sunday ahead of a light snow chance for early Monday. Right now, that event looks light and brief.
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Be careful of ice beneath this new snow cover…
KSNT Meteorologist David George