What We’re Tracking:
- Another potential round of snow for Monday morning
- Dangerously cold wind chills
Snow is beginning to move in across Northeast Kansas tonight. Even when the snow isn’t falling, the sky stays cloudy. That blanket of cloud cover will prevent temperatures from falling more than a few degrees overnight. Low temperatures will bottom out in the upper teens.
That snow chance will last through Sunday morning, including the early morning commute. As of right now, it looks to be a quick blast of snow, dropping anywhere from just a dusting to upwards of two inches of snow. That snow wraps up by late in the morning, with some sunshine emerging through the afternoon. That added sunshine, along with a southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph, will help temperatures bounce back into the 30s.
Sunday night could be eerily similar to Saturday night, but this is becoming a tricky forecast. Model guidance and trends are not completely agreeing in terms of placement, so this is a forecast that could easily change within the next 48 hours.
Still, this is what we’re thinking as of right now. Once again, the cloud cover will build right back in ahead of yet another snow chance. Some mixed precipitation, including sleet and freezing rain, could first move into the northern areas late Sunday night. A mixed bag of precipitation will be short-lived though as it will quickly change over to just a snow chance as temperatures fall below freezing once again. This second round of snow is due to our next cold front. Blowing snow will also be a concern as winds will pick up along that frontal passage, with possible gusts over 20 mph at times. As of right now, a dusting to 2 inches of snow is possible by the time this round of snow wraps up by Monday afternoon. After both rounds of snow come to an end, snowfall totals are expected to range between 1 to 4 inches.
After Monday morning’s snow chance, the attention shifts to Tuesday morning. Not due to another round of snow, but rather for the threat of dangerously cold wind chills. Low temperatures will bottom out right around zero, if not a couple degrees below that. Factor in a breezy wind, and wind chills will range between -15° to -25° as you head out the door Tuesday morning.
Beyond early next week’s snow chances, a stretch of drier weather will move in. Temperatures will be a bit of a roller coaster ride though. High temperatures in the 30s for Sunday will slide back into the teens and then 20s through the middle of the upcoming work week. As next weekend gets closer though, that’s when some warmer, more mild temperatures will start to move back in.
-KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Christina Reis