A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6am Thursday….
A vigorous cold front blew through early Monday morning and temperatures dropped dramatically. Wind chills were actually in the single digits and teens which made it rough after experiencing such a warm weekend.
Temps got colder Tuesday, and thankfully, the wind wasn’t nearly as strong. Freezing drizzle gradually developed and that certainly made for some slick spots as the day progressed…especially south and east of Topeka.
Today, we need to watch for a more widespread and slightly heavier event this morning, but this too may be to the east and south. There could be periods of light freezing rain or sleet from time to time. It won’t take much to create danger so walk carefully and drive safely just in case. Make sure you cut speed and increase stopping distance if you encounter any icy coating.
Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Wind: NE 10-20
Colder air near the surface with warmer, moist air riding over. This usually means rain freezing on contact or rain falling through a shallow layer of freezing air to become ice pellets. Temperatures will remain below freezing all day, just as they did yesterday.
Late Wednesday into Thursday morning may be the time for brief snow showers and blustery conditions. The wind should become strong from the northwest and drier air will gradually shut down any precipitation. Clearing should take place fairly early. Bitter wind for much of the day, then with a clear sky and less wind, the temp can bottom out between -2 and 5 above into daybreak Friday.
Friday may be the best chance for sunshine and Saturday could be partly cloudy before another system approaches for more clouds Sunday. We may see numbers climb back into the 30s, but it won’t be anything like last weekend so hopefully all of your holiday decorations are down. Snow chances may increase Monday into Tuesday of next week, so that system bears watching.
KSNT News is the place for detailed weather information across Northeast Kansas, so please check back often for regular forecast updates. You can also download our KSNT Storm Track Weather App for free. It’s the very best way to get an up-to-the-minute mobile forecast! No matter if it’s on-air, online or on-the-go…we’re always tracking to keep you informed and safe.
Use caution this morning for any icy spots that you may encounter….
KSNT Meteorologist David George