TOPEKA (WIBW) An Arctic Cold Front will bring the coldest conditions to reach northeast Kansas since February of 2011. The combination of extreme cold and strong winds will push the Wind Chill well below zero.
A 13 Severe Weather Alert Day will be declared for Monday and we will have hourly updates during the event on TV, WIBW.com and Social Media to give you the latest Temperatures, Wind Chills and information on the extreme cold.
Snow will begin as early as noon on Saturday and continue into Saturday Night. Saturday snow accumulations of 1-2 inches will be possible. This snow will be fairly similar to the New Year's Day snow. It won't amount to much, but slick roads will certainly be possible on Saturday as the snow falls.
A few lingering snow showers or flurries will be possible on Sunday into Sunday Night. An additional dusting will be possible in some areas.
Bitter cold temperatures will arrive on Sunday.
Sunday: High temperatures 10-14 degrees with a stiff wind out of the North holding wind chills to -8 to 3 throughout the day.
Sunday Night: Lows -11 to -8 with wind chills -15 to -30 degrees.
Monday: Highs 2-6 degrees with wind chills below zero all day long.
Monday Night: Lows below zero for the second night in a row.
COLD WEATHER FACTS:
- This will be the first time for Topeka to drop below zero since 2011.
- On February 10th of 2011, Topeka dropped to -9 degrees.
- On January 13th, 2011 Topeka dropped to -7 degrees.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Topeka is -26 on December 23rd, 1989.
- Topeka has dropped below zero at least once during 6 of the last 10 winter seasons.
- Topeka has seen sub-zero temperatures at least once during 21 of the past 30 winter season.