Winter Storm To Impact Area Tuesday Night Into Thursday

A winter storm is expected to impact the region beginning Tuesday evening and continuing through Thursday. Rain will gradually change over to snow Tuesday evening. Snow is expected to continue through the day Wednesday and into Thursday. Wind gusts up to 30 mph on Wednesday and Thursday could significantly reduce visibilities making travel hazardous. Light ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch is possible Tuesday night during the transition southeast of the I-35.


WHAT: Snow is likely to begin Tuesday night and continue through late Wednesday night. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible. Light accumulations of freezing rain and sleet are also possible along and south of Interstate 35. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches are possible with the highest amounts along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike. North to northeast winds of 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to around 30 MPH may cause blowing and drifting snow.

WHERE: Portions of central, east central and northeast Kansas.

WHEN: From Tuesday evening through Thursday morning.

IMPACTS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact commutes Wednesday morning, Wednesday night, and Thursday morning.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Wind chills may fall to near 15 degrees below zero Thursday Morning.


A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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