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Bitter cold expected through Tuesday morning for northeast Kansas

Update: The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory that includes a wind chill warning for Osage, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey and Anderson counties for Sunday through noon on Monday.

Bitterly cold wind chill values Monday morning are predicted to be 25 to 32 degrees below zero, and gradually improve in the afternoon to 10 to 20 degrees below zero. Dangerous wind chills are expected to extend into Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and drifting snow, which is in effect from 3 p.m. this afternoon to 9 a.m. CST Sunday, for east central Kansas including Osage County.

Snow is expected to develop late this afternoon, and is likely to be at its peak intensity between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. The snow should taper off by 7 a.m. Total snow accumulations are expected to be around 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible.

Winds will be out of the north at 15 to 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph. Snow is likely to drift because of the winds.

Snow covered roads are likely to make travel more difficult. Reduced visibilities are possible from blowing snow as well. Motorists are advised to remain alert to changing weather conditions and take precautions if traveling this evening.

In addition to the snowfall today and Sunday, NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook that predicts a bitterly cold air mass will impact the area beginning Sunday evening. Dangerously cold wind chills in the range of 23 and 30 below zero are anticipated Sunday evening. Wind chills are expected to improve slightly between 0 and 13 below zero Monday afternoon before falling to around 15 below zero early Tuesday morning.

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