Expect gradual clearing with improving road conditions


Winter Storm Warning continues until 9am for Brown, Clay, Cloud, Marshall, Nemaha, Republic and Washington counties.

Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the remaining counties to 9am Wednesday…

Snow began late yesterday. Most of the accumulating snowfall happened between 6pm and 1am. Some spots had light freezing drizzle and light snow as the system gradually pulled away.

Preliminary snow totals….
Manhattan: 2.2”
Emporia: 1.9”
Lawrence: 2.8”
Topeka: 3.0”

The system goes east/northeast very quickly this morning and crews are plowing as quickly as possible to get things better for early travelers. We should be mostly cloudy to overcast toward midday with gradual clearing from west to east. Clouds decrease elsewhere through the mid to late afternoon and roads become much, much better.

Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Highs: 31-35
Wind: W/SW 12-22

Wednesday into Thursday will be slightly warmer, but we get temps to near 40 or 45 by late week. The prolonged period of very cold air is just about done. The next round of precipitation may arrive Friday into Saturday. That event should start as rain showers and it may stay primarily rain for the first part of our weekend. Saturday could be interesting as our northern areas may have rain changing to snow by afternoon.

More sunshine should visit northeast Kansas on Sunday and Monday before a quick, and somewhat weak, system blows across Tuesday for a chance of early morning snow at that time.

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Road conditions should improve dramatically as the day progresses….
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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