Snow chances end, dangerously cold weather slides in


Drier weather sets up for tonight with no chance of precipitation across Northeast Kansas. A partly cloudy sky will go along with bitterly cold air. Overnight lows will bottom out at zero and a few degrees below. Factor in a sustained northwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, and wind chills will become more of a concern. By daybreak on Tuesday, wind chills will range from -15° to -25°. Frostbite could begin to develop in 30 minutes and less in that type of bitterly cold wind chill.

Mainly sunny conditions return for Tuesday, but that will do next to nothing in terms of warming the region up. High temperatures for Tuesday will be a mix of upper single digits and low teens. Winds don’t entirely back off either as a northwest wind will still be blowing at 5 to 15 mph. That cold wind will keep wind chill temperatures near zero and below for the entire day on Tuesday.

Light winds finally return Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. So even though temperatures will bottom out once again around zero, wind chills won’t be quite as extreme. Heading out the door Wednesday morning, wind chills will range from -10° to 0.

Wednesday will mark the beginning of a gradual warm-up across Northeast Kansas. High temperatures in the 20s for Wednesday will turn into 50 degree weather leading into the weekend.

Quiet and fairly sunny weather is expected through the next few days, as well. A rain/snow chance doesn’t look to move back in until late Saturday into Sunday.


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