Ice & Snow Likely Thursday Night & Friday

Showers and even thundershowers are possible early Thursday morning.

Rain showers will persist through much of the day on Thursday. A cold, arctic air-mass will arrive in North-central Kansas Thursday afternoon. As temperatures drop below 32 degrees, freezing rain/drizzle, sleet and snow will all be possible. The cold air will overspread Eastern Kansas through the evening hours Thursday changing the rain to a wintry mix.

A few light sleet/snow showers will be possible into Friday morning before the wintry precipitation end by midday on Friday.

Snow & Sleet accumulations look to be minimal at this point. The best chance of minor snow accumulations will be across North-central Kansas where locations such as Clay Center, Marysville, Washington, Concordia, and Belleville could see up to 1 or 2 inches of snowfall accumulation.

Freezing rain/drizzle looks to be a bigger concern Thursday night into Friday across Northeast and East-Central Kansas. Ice accumulations will likely be less than 1/10 of an inch but it takes just a small glaze to cause nasty road conditions. Be especially cautions on bridges and overpasses that will become slick first. Black ice will certainly be possible during the Friday morning rush hour.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
302 PM CST WED NOV 20 2013

...SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE ALOFT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS AS A
STRONG POLAR COLD FRONT PLUNGES SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL CHANGE RAIN TO A WINTRY MIX OF
FREEZING RAIN...DRIZZLE AND SLEET...RESULTING IN SLICK AND
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
343 PM CST WED NOV 20 2013

...SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SOUTHEAST INTO NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS THURSDAY MORNING. THIS COLD AIR COMBINED WITH WARM AND
UNSTABLE AIR ALOFT WILL PRODUCE LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE
BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING OVER NORTH CENTRAL AREAS. THE LIGHT AND
INTERMITTENT WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL PERSIST THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY EVENING.

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REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-
GEARY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARYSVILLE...CONCORDIA...CLAY CENTER...
MANHATTAN...ABILENE...JUNCTION CITY
343 PM CST WED NOV 20 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A LIGHT WINTRY MIX...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9
AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE
THURSDAY MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. SLEET IS POSSIBLE ON
THURSDAY AFTERNOON CHANGING TO LIGHT SNOW FROM THURSDAY
EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN AN INCH IS EXPECTED.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* IMPACTS...WHILE THE ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIGHT FOR A PROLONGED
PERIOD OF TIME...THE WINTRY MIX WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS WITH POSSIBLE SLICK ROADS...BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
WHILE SURFACE ROAD AND SOIL TEMPERATURES REMAIN ABOVE
FREEZING...PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN IF USING SIDEWALKS AND
WALKWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-RENO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUSSELL...LINCOLN...GREAT BEND...
ELLSWORTH...SALINA...LYONS...MCPHERSON...HUTCHINSON
302 PM CST WED NOV 20 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING
DRIZZLE BY LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. SLEET IS ALSO
POSSIBLE IN THE WINTRY MIX WHICH WILL CONTINUE INTERMITTENTLY
INTO FRIDAY...POSSIBLY ENDING AS SNOW.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...TO ONE INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF ICE...SLEET AND SNOW WILL RESULT IN
SLICK AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER WEATHER
WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS
AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Drive Safe.


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