Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 1:59 PM CST on December 19, 2013
... Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am
... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Friday night through
late Saturday night...
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Freezing Rain
Advisory... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am CST
Friday. A Winter Storm Watch has also been issued. This Winter
Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night through late
drizzle this evening will gradually become freezing drizzle
after midnight. The freezing drizzle should end during the mid
morning hours of Friday. Bridges and overpasses will initially
become icy with roadways becoming slick towards sunrise.
A round of sleet and freezing rain is possible
starting after midnight on Saturday and lasting into the
morning. A mix of sleet... freezing rain... and snow will continue
through Saturday before changing to all snow on Saturday
evening. Snow will end by sunrise on Sunday.
* Total snow and ice accumulations...
total ice accumulations tonight and early Friday will be less
than one tenth of an inch.
This weekend... there is a good chance for a band of 4 to 7
inches of snow... along with locally up to a half inch of sleet.
Parts of east central Kansas may see up to a quarter inch of
freezing rain as well.
winds will become northerly later this evening and increase to
15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Winds will increase from the north on Saturday night... with
occasional gusts up to 25 mph.
freezing drizzle will cause roads to become slick. Especially
bridges, overpasses and other elevated roadways.
Weekend travel may become difficult or impossible across the
watch area. Freezing rain accumulation in east central Kansas
may be sufficient to cause localized power outages.
Travel will become dangerous once freezing rain begins. Travel is
discouraged unless it is an emergency. Avoid downed power lines
and be ready in case of a loss of power.
Remember... a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable
for hazardous winter weather in and close to the watch area.
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