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Wintry mix expected through Friday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for a light wintry mix, which is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening to 3 p.m. CST Friday, for Osage, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey, Anderson counties.

Areas of light rain today will transition to light freezing rain, freezing drizzle or sleet tonight before changing over to light snow and sleet after 3 a.m., which will continue into early Friday afternoon. Less than one-half inch of snow and sleet accumulations is expected; less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulations is expected.

While the accumulations are expected to be light over a prolonged period of time, the wintry mix will cause hazardous travel conditions with possible slick roads, bridges and overpasses. Surface road and soil temperatures will remain above freezing, but precautions should be taken if using sidewalks and walkways.

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

Advisory issued at 4:04 a.m. Nov. 21, 2013.

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