Rain this evening continues tomorrow before changing to snow

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Snow continues to melt with temperatures above freezing for northeast Kansas. Warmer air (relatively speaking) and moisture has been drawn into the area, so showers will start developing this afternoon and into the evening. Scattered rain should continue into the overnight hours as well. 

Tomorrow, we could see periods of thunder with heavier rain moving through. The cold front with this system will first enter out northwestern counties, which will cause heavier rain to transition to snow fairly quickly as temperatures drop. Winds also pick up out of the north following the front, 25-35 mph. The wind coupled with the snow fall could create near whiteout conditions in our northwestern counties. Snow will continue to spread east with the cold front through the evening. Greatest likelihood for accumulation remains for areas northwest; Republic, Cloud, Clay, Washington Counties. As far east as Manhattan could get some accumulation, but the biggest concern is blowing snow and visibility issues. The further east and south you go, will be less likely for accumulation thanks to more prolonged rainfall on the warm side of the system. However, temperatures fall below freezing for the area overnight, so watch for slick spots on roads Sunday morning, even if you did not get much total snow.

By Sunday, things clear out and highs stick in the upper 30s for a few days, before breaking back into the 40s on Tuesday. Wednesday offers a shot at some flurries as a brief system moves through. This same system drops highs back into the low to mid 30s as we head into the end of the work week.

Be on the lookout for more updates on tomorrows winter weather with the KSNT Storm Track Weather Team on our Storm Track Weather App and our website.

KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Andrew Adams

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