Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have had a great New Years Eve and enjoy the begging of 2022. We do have to deal with some weather and our first arctic blast of the season. What a joy!
Winter weather advisories in affect for areas along and north of I-44. Rain continues to increase through the early morning hours. By dawn, this will be freezing rain in our far NW counties.
Moderate rain continues through the morning. Freezing rain in SE KS. We could have a little build up of ice, but I think it will switch to sleet fairly fast. By the noon hour, that freezing line will be near the metro area.
Good news is, by this time the heaviest of the moisture will be out of here. So during the afternoon just very light freezing rain or drizzle mixed in with a little sleet.
By late afternoon. Just very light sleet and light snow. Temperatures falling fast, so if the roads are wet, they will freeze. Watch out for that. During the overnight hours a little band of very light snow will rotate through.
After 2 or 3am, this should be all out of the region. Here is what I am thinking on totals.
Pretty heavy sleet in our northern counties which will cause some issues on the roads. Everyone else, a glaze of ice to 1/10th of and inch, so no issues on power lines is my thinking right now. Then a dusting to 1/2″ of snow on top of that. Overall, I am not to concerned from this storms system which is great news.
Long range below.
Next Friday and Saturday: Warming back up by the weekend.
Jan. 9th-15th: Chilly for the first half of the week. Rain and snow chances Monday and Wednesday. Cold and dry for the rest of the week.
Jan. 16th-22nd: Mainly chilly for this week. Slight rain chances on Monday and Friday.
Jan. 23rd-30th: Rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. This could mix with a little snow on Tuesday. Then a chilly week with warmer temperatures by the weekend with rain chances.