Winter Weather Advisory to 6pm today for several hours of snow with some areas of blowing and drifting.
The cold air is certainly in place and snow comes across Kansas over a 4-6 hour period at any given spot. Much of this event will occur between 8-9am and 2-3pm. It will stop from west to east this afternoon.
Right now, the system looks a little stronger and moisture looks a bit more abundant so amounts 3-7 inches seem likely with about 5 being the average. This should be a dry, flurry snow that isn’t as icy or too problematic for plowing or shoveling.
There may be some minor blowing and drifting as well if the wind can go to 20mph or more occasionally. Once it’s off the roads, it will be easy to get around and it will be so pretty. Unfortunately it will be cold with highs barely at 20 with single digit wind chills.
Greater Topeka Friday…
Wind: NW 10-20
Wind Chills: 0 to 10
Another shot of snow be expected by late Saturday. That disturbance could produce 1-3 inches for some. Flurries are possible Sunday and Monday with continued cold air. We may be back to another snow chance around Tuesday into Wednesday as temps remain well below average for the middle part of February.
Expect a prolonged period of sub-freezing temps across northeast Kansas as it looks like we stay below 32 degrees through the middle of next week. Bundle up and stay warm!
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Snow comes down heavily at times so look on TV and online for cancellations…
KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist David George