Developing showers, then rain changes to snow Saturday with some heavy west


​A Winter Storm Watch is in effect late Saturday and Saturday evening for Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris and Wabaunsee counties

Roads got better and better Thursday, but potholes are becoming larger, deeper and more numerous. Moisture and the freeze/thaw cycle is brutal on any hole that already exists.

The melting snow added moisture for freezing fog yesterday. Today, there could be some fog or drizzle, then it should be mostly cloudy with developing light rain showers as the day progresses. Another big storm in the Desert Southwest is taking aim on the Central Plains.

Greater Topeka Friday…
Highs: 38-42
Wind: SE 10-15

Light rain increases through the night. Saturday becomes very wet and possibly stormy through midday. Lightning and thunder are not out of the question. Rainfall amounts may exceed a half inch too.

By late Saturday, the northwest part of our viewing area gets rain changing to snow and some of that may come down heavily. Temps keep dropping and snow will cover much of our region between 3-8pm. Wind will become very strong as the system departs Saturday night with speeds of 25-40mph possible.

More sunshine should visit northeast Kansas on Sunday and Monday before a quick, and somewhat weak, system blows across into midweek for a chance of snow showers and slightly colder air.

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Have a good weekend, but pay close attention to tomorrow’s weather…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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