Some additional snow and freezing drizzle fell across much of northeast Kansas yesterday and overnight, and with temperatures remaining below freezing overnight, roads will be slick for our Sunday, so again, drive with caution. Clouds decrease over the area today which helps us get closer back to 30 by the afternoon. With varying sunshine and highs remaining below freezing, snow will have a hard time melting off naturally, it will be up to road crews to finish plowing and salting roads to help with conditions. Many neighborhood roads and side streets have not been touched by plows, so they are the most prone to remaining slippery. Overnight, temperatures drop back into the teens once again across northeast Kansas. Some more clouds roll in Monday ahead of our next system, and highs are bumped back into the 20s with cold air remaining in the picture for the first half of the week.
We are still tracking a system that will move in Tuesday. This will likely bring more accumulating snowfall to the area as it moves through, which will once again deteriorate road conditions. Snow will start up by the afternoon across northeast Kansas and continue into the overnight hours. This will affect both your evening commute Tuesday, as well as your morning commute Wednesday if the track remains the same. Flurries and light snow will come to an end early on our Wednesday, with a little more sunshine by the afternoon.
Wednesday, we climb closer to 32 in the afternoon, starting our warm up across the area. By the weekend we should climb back into the low to mid 40s for northeast Kansas. A couple systems may also move through late Friday and late Saturday. With warmer daytime highs, both are looking to bring some showers to the area that could transition to snow showers overnight when temperatures drop. With these at the end of our 7 day forecast, we’ll continue to get a better idea of their track as we go throughout the week.
-KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Andrew Adams