Last Updated on January 22nd, 2018
January 22nd, 2018
Written by Chuck Samples
A wintry mix of weather has not had much impact so far in Lyon County, although that could change after sunset.
A rain-snow mix began falling intermittently after 10 am and may continue into the early evening hours. As temperatures fall below freezing, slick spots could develop areawide.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Morris and Wabaunsee counties until 6 pm. Up to 2 inches of snow is possible in those neighboring counties. Further north and west, blizzard conditions have stretched from northwest Kansas into southern Minnesota as this storm system dumps as much as 18 inches of snow accompanied by winds above 40 mph.
Stay with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates.
6:30 am Monday: Forecast calls for windy, wet and colder weather
Our brief flirtation with spring is coming to an end Monday.
After temperatures in the low 60s Sunday, temperatures will struggle to approach 40 degrees Monday afternoon. Light rain is now expected through much of the day before snowfall set to mix in by late afternoon. With temperatures dipping into the mid-20s for Monday night, TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says there could be some additional slick spots developing after sunset.
Chase County is under a wind advisory from 6 am to 6 pm with northwest winds steadily between 30-35 mph. Gusts could be around 45 mph at times. Lyon and other surrounding counties can expect wind gusts close to 40 mph. Meyers says windy conditions could reduce visibility late Monday afternoon and could cause isolated slick spots on elevated surfaces during the day.
Parts of the KVOE listening area actually had some thunder Sunday. Isolated thundershowers developed near Emporia as well as along the US Highway 56 corridor and pushed rapidly out of our area. Small hail was photographed near Roads 200 and D shortly after 9 pm.
10:30 pm Sunday: Minimal snow, travel issues expected with incoming system
It looks like we'll have some snowflakes Monday, but it doesn't look like we'll have much in the way of snowfall totals or widespread travel issues.
A rain-snow mix could develop Monday morning, but most KVOE listeners will be lucky to get a dusting of snowfall. On top of that, both air and ground temperatures should be too warm for widespread icing -- although the National Weather Service says elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses may be slick in spots. The rain-snow mix may return for the evening drive home, and with temperatures dipping into the mid-20s for Monday night there could be some additional slick spots developing after sunset.
Wind will be another issue. Chase and Greenwood counties are under a wind advisory from 6 am to 6 pm with northwest winds steadily between 30-35 mph. Gusts could be around 45 mph at times. Lyon and other surrounding counties can expect wind gusts close to 40 mph.
Once this storm system exits the area, milder weather is coming soon. Temperatures will be in the mid-40s by Tuesday and will top 50 for the rest of the work week.
Parts of the KVOE listening area actually had some thunder Sunday night. Isolated thundershowers developed along the US Highway 56 corridor and pushed rapidly out of our area.
We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.