Drizzle or light rain this evening, will begin to transition to freezing rain and then become mostly snow by around midnight across central Kansas. The transition zone of rain to freezing rain and wintry mix will drift southeast through the overnight hours. Light snow and ice accumulations will be possible before sunrise.
Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will impact much of the area through the day on Monday. Snow and ice accumulations will be possible. Be sure to proceed with caution if traveling during the morning commute on Monday.
The heaviest snowfall amounts will along and north of a Great Bend to Salina line. Snow and sleet amounts will be 2 to 5 inches, with some locally higher amounts possible along Interstate 70.
Most of the ice accumulation will be on elevated surfaces including power lines and trees. Leaves still on trees will be a concern, as the greater surface area will make trees susceptible to limbs breaking.
Tonight – Snow and freezing drizzle likely before 1 a.m., then snow. Low around 24. North wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday – Snow likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 28. North wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday Night – A chance of snow before 10 p.m, then a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., then a chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday – A 30 percent chance of snow before 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. North northwest wind around 8 mph.
Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday – A slight chance of freezing rain before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night – Rain likely before 10 p.m., then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday – A chance of rain and snow before 11 a.m. then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 27.