Snow fell on Emporia and surrounding areas on Friday. This was the first snowfall of the year, coming before the first frost of the season -- but not by much.
Snowflakes mixed with rain and sleet after 1 pm. The frozen activity didn't last long and melted when it hit the ground.
Rain and colder temperatures were forecasted for the day, with snow having fallen in western Kansas earlier on Friday. The rest of the week had forecasted mild temperatures.
The combination of clearing skies and near-freezing temperatures will lead to some frosty conditions overnight. In fact, freeze warnings now affect Lyon and most surrounding counties from 10 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday as temperatures could bottom out around 30 degrees. Chase and Greenwood counties are the exception, currently under frost advisories from 1 am to 9 am Saturday.
Frost should not be an issue for the next several days. Low temperatures should be in the upper 30s and low 40s for most of the next week.
KVOE News Director Chuck Samples contributed to this report.