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NWS advises slick roads will cause travel difficulties Tuesday afternoon and evening

The National Weather Service at Topeka reports that most of northeast Kansas is in a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. this evening. NWS advised at noon today, Jan. 19, 2016, that light snow will develop across portions of northeast and east central Kansas by early afternoon, and will persist through the early evening hours. Patchy freezing drizzle will be possible during the afternoon hours. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible. A light glaze of ice may develop. Roads may become snow, packed or become slick from light ice accumulations, resulting in hazardous travel conditions into the early evening hours.

A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Accumulating snowfall is possible up to 1 to 2 inches, along and northeast of a line from Marysville to Alma to Burlington with a dusting up to an inch possible elsewhere.

NWS is predicting another system will move into the area late Wednesday into Thursday with the potential to bring another round of accumulating snowfall, generally southwest of a line from Marysville to Topeka to Ottawa, expecting generally less than 2 to 3 inches of additional snowfall accumulations at this time.

Osage County is included in the advisory area, along with Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey, and Anderson counties.

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