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Snow expected through Tuesday

Trace to 1″ of additional accumulation through tonight
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 4:18 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Snow showers will continue the remainder of the day however several areas will just get light snow with little additional accumulation. In fact additional accumulation is a trace to 1″ through tonight.

While that isn’t a lot, it doesn’t take much to create hazardous road conditions so make sure you’re taking it slow on the roads and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you to brake.

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This Afternoon: Scattered snow showers. Temperatures remain steady in the upper 20s to around 30°. Winds N 10-20. This will not only reduce visibility from the snow but also keep wind chills in the teens to low 20s.

Tonight: Snow showers continue mainly before midnight with lows in the low-mid 20s. Winds N 5-10 mph. Wind chills in the teens possibly upper single digits in a few spots.

Tomorrow: There may be one more wave of precipitation that remains south of I-70 in the morning with snow possibly mixing with sleet or freezing rain. There does uncertainty on the specific details of tomorrow’s precipitation chance so check back later today and tomorrow morning for an update. Regardless not expecting much in the way of additional accumulation. Highs do warm up in the mid-upper 30s. Winds N around 5 mph.

Once more cold night Tuesday night with mid-upper 20s and highs by Wednesday in the 40s. Winds NE around 5 mph.

There may be some rain late Wednesday afternoon but the bulk of the rain will hold off until after sunset leading to heavy rain at times through Thursday possibly some rumbles of thunder as well. Highs remain in the 40s again Thursday with rain limiting the warming.

While there may be a few peaks of sun tomorrow and Wednesday we may have to wait until Friday to get sun. This will allow highs to warm up in the 50s and low 60s through the weekend.

Taking Action:

  1. Snow showers today: Use caution on the roads and stay weather aware.
  2. There may be another round of precipitation tomorrow morning, uncertain how that will impact the area at this time so check back for updates.
  3. Rain is likely Thursday.
  4. All this active (cold) weather to begin the week, we’ll be rewarded by a fantastic weekend. Halloween, DST ending meaning an extra hour of sleep and lots of sun with highs near 60°, make some plans to enjoy the outdoors!

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