NWS issues winter weather advisory

Update: The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory issued yesterday, which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Freezing drizzle or light snow was expected to move into east central Kansas from the south this morning and linger through the remainder of this afternoon. Tonight into Saturday morning, periods of freezing rain and sleet are expected.

Snow accumulations are expected to be around one inch or less, and a light glaze of ice is possible through this afternoon, with upwards of .10 to .15 inch of ice accumulation possible tonight through Saturday morning. Northeast winds of 10 to 15 mph are forecast.

Roads could become slick and hazardous making travel difficult and possibly dangerous.

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The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an urgent winter weather advisory, predicting freezing drizzle and light snow starting early Friday morning and continuing through the day.

Osage County is in the area where freezing drizzle is predicted to move in from the southeast between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday and linger into the early afternoon.

A dusting of snow with a light glaze ice is possible. Winds are expected from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, and roads could become slick and hazardous making travel difficult and possibly dangerous.

Motorists are advised to remain alert to changing weather conditions and take extra precautions if traveling Friday.

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

In its hazardous weather outlook, NWS is also forecasting another round of sleet and freezing rain is likely Friday night through Saturday morning. At this time, the wintry mix is expected to be at its greatest intensity between midnight and 6 a.m. Saturday. Ice accumulation up to a tenth of an inch with a dusting of snow is possible before the wintry mix comes to an end by Saturday afternoon.

Another snow storm could possibly affect the area Monday night through Tuesday night, with snow likely during the day Tuesday.

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