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NWS issues winter weather advisory for northeast Kansas

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory, which will be in effect from 6 p.m. today to 9 a.m. Thursday. Snow or a brief period of sleet is expected to begin this evening, with widespread snow by late evening into early Thursday morning. The snow is predicted to gradually come to an end by sunrise, with a period of freezing drizzle also possible Thursday morning. Total snow accumulations of one inch or more is likely, with narrow bands of three inches or more expected to develop. Any freezing drizzle accumulation will be light.

Drivers should expect roadways to become slick and hazardous to travel. Visibility may be temporarily reduced in the heavier snow bands. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities; use caution while driving.

The winter weather advisory covers northeast Kansas and the counties of Osage, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Ottawa, Geary, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, and Franklin.

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