Mild and gloomy weather gives way to deep freeze

**Dense fog ADVISORY is in effect until midnight tonight for Nemaha, Brown, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Osage, Franklin, Coffey, and Anderson counties.**

What we’re tracking:

  • Diminishing areas of fog and drizzle tonight
  • Noticeably colder starting tomorrow
  • Potential snow chances

Low visibility continues to be a concern this evening due to areas of fog and drizzle. At 5:30 this evening, Topeka was reporting less than a tenth of a mile of visibility, but has now improved to 6 miles at 10 pm. Visibility will continue to improve through the course of the night as a dry cold front will push through and kick out any lingering moisture. Otherwise, you can expect mainly cloudy skies tonight to go along with overnight lows in the 20s and low 30s.

That cold front will do more than just extinguish the fog and drizzle across the region, but also filter in noticeably colder temperatures. Temperatures will struggle to get into the low to mid 30s for highs tomorrow, but it won’t feel that way. Strong northerly winds sustained at 10 to 20 mph will keep wind chills in the twenties, and possibly even in the teens at times.

There isn’t much improvement in our temperatures through the next few days. High temperatures will be confined to the 20s for Wednesday and Thursday, but once again, wind chills will make quite the difference in just how cold it feels outside. We could see wind chills hovering the 0° mark for Wednesday morning.

In terms of the chance of snow this week, models have been all over the place. However, there is still the chance of snow during the early morning hours of Thursday, and once again late on Friday. There is still a lot of uncertainty in regards to this snow potential, so continue to check in with KSNT News for the latest weather updates!

-KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Christina Reis

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