Archive for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Snow, strong winds forecast for tonight

January 1, 2014

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory from noon to midnight today with two to four inches of snow expected in Douglas County.

Though there is a slight chance for snow this morning and afternoon, Scott Whitmore of the National Weather Service in Topeka expects the heavier snowfall to occur from 3 to 8 p.m. today. Windy conditions — gusts of 30 mph are possible — will blow snow and create snowdrifts, Whitmore said.

Whitmore said wind chills are expected to dip again, dropping to about 12 degrees below zero by Thursday morning and continuing into Friday morning. Light snow is possible over the weekend, and Whitmore said another surge of arctic air is expected Sunday into Monday, with wind chills of 15 below zero possible.

"It could be the coldest shot of arctic air so far this winter," Whitmore said. Highs will be around 9 on Monday, he said.

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