NWS expects winter storm to trend warmer


"That winter storm provided 7.4" of snow for Rochester, setting the season off to an above average pace. "We're expecting it will generally hit harder south of Chicago". This stretch is one of the quietest ever observed in the timeframe.

The snow pushes east of Kansas by Saturday afternoon but behind the storm system it will be much colder with highs in the low to mid 30s. Highs on Saturday will reach the mid 30s, but afternoon wind chills will be in the mid to upper 20s.

"Be ready to wake up to several inches of snow on the ground tomorrow morning with perhaps an additional 1" during the day on Sunday.

Travel could be impacted by light snow or ice accumulations, especially north and west of Raleigh. Numbers on expected total will be firmed up on Friday, as we are still 48 hours out from arrival.

Heading to the Chiefs game?

Our next storm will bring more snow to the mountains on Thursday night and that snow will spread across the Denver metro area by early Friday morning. If possible it would be a good idea to stay as close to KC as possible tonight so you have less of a drive on Saturday. The heaviest snow will remain in Southern Ohio.

Meteorologist Mark Larson says rain, snow and much colder temperatures are all headed to Kansas today and Saturday so we've issued a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert with a winter storm racing through our region bringing heavy snow and hard travel conditions to parts of Kansas. The snow ends by Sunday with clearing skies into Monday of next week.

For the northern half of the state, colder air will fight back allowing for more snow to fall than any other precipitation type.