NWS issues winter weather advisory; drivers advised to watch for slick roads

The National Weather Service is advising that a snowstorm could dump 2 to 5 inches of snow across east central, north central and northeast Kansas this evening and overnight into Monday morning.

Light snow is expected to develop in the mid to late afternoon hours today and continue through this evening. The snow should diminish from northwest to southeast late tonight. Light sleet is also possible near and south of Interstate 35 this afternoon and early this evening. Total snow accumulations of two to three inches of snow should be common, with local amounts up to five inches possible. Northeast winds will range from 5 to 10 mph, and travel is likely to be hazardous, especially on untreated roadways.

The NWS winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. this afternoon to 6 a.m. Monday and covers Osage, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey, and Anderson counties.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Drivers are advised to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

For updated information, refer to the NWS weather graphic below.

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