A powerful cold front will blast through the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This cold front will bring in a much colder air mass with high temperatures only in the 20s on New Year's Day, with wind chills in the single digits and teens throughout the day.
A wave of energy will move into Kansas from the North by late morning on New Year's Day. Temperatures will be cold enough for any precipitation to be all snow.
Light to moderate snow showers will overspread the Eastern half of Kansas during the late morning hours on Wednesday and continue through the afternoon, ending Wednesday evening.
Light accumulations will be likely as many areas will see a dusting to 1 inch of accumulation. A few localized areas may see up to 2 inches of accumulation where some of the heavier snow bursts occur. So generally speaking, minor accumulations of less than 2 inches will be likely across much of Eastern Kansas on New Year's Day.
While accumulations will be minor, during some of the heavier snow bursts, a few slick spots will be possible on the roadways. Use caution if you will be out and about on New Year's Day.