First things first, this is not a major snowstorm for most areas. This weekend (January 31-February 1) will be rather wet, though. The complex system is currently located over the Desert Southwest that will be steadily lifting toward Kansas this weekend.
Storm system’s location late Thursday.
Rain showers should start up Friday night into early Saturday. With lows in the lower 30s, there may be times for some snowflakes mixing in by early Saturday, but that will not last long. Temperatures will climb through the day on Saturday to near 40°. That will be warm enough to change most of the rain/snow mix over to just rain most of the day on Saturday.
Then the colder air wraps back around into Northeast Kansas Saturday night into early Sunday. Highs will drop back into the upper 20s on Sunday with areas of snow before it wraps up on Sunday.There are, however, some big questions still unanswered that will impact the amount of accumulation the area could see:
There are, however, some big questions still unanswered that will impact the amount of accumulation the area could see:
– How quickly will temperatures drop below freezing Saturday night for accumulation to begin?
– How much precipitation will still be over Kansas when it turns colder?
– How much warmth will be left in the ground after the recent warm stretch?
– KSNT Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller