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Ready for winter? It’s here

The National Weather Service at Topeka is advising another round of wintry precipitation is expected today into Thursday morning with the worst conditions this evening and overnight. Snow and ice amounts are expected to remain light with only minor impacts mainly to roads, especially on bridges and other elevated surfaces.

Drivers are advised to be prepared for slick driving conditions especially during the latter portions of the day today.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from noon today to 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and covers Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Lyon and Osage counties.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 511.

NWS is also warning that a bitterly cold air mass is forecast to move into the region this weekend. As temperatures drop and winds increase, very cold wind chill readings will likely result. The coldest periods will be from Saturday evening through Sunday night. Wind chill values are expected to fall as low as -20 degrees F over portions of the area.

Everyone is advised to be weather aware and remember cold weather safety.

Weather graphic from NWS Weather Story.

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