Snow continues to be the main focus of this forecast. We are still looking for two waves of precip; one lasting into the midday hours, the other this evening into Friday morning.
Snow will continue this morning, and it could be heavy at times along and north of US 56, where additional accumulations of 1-3 inches are possible. South of there, expecting light to moderate snowfall, with up to two inches possible. Daytime highs will stay in the mid to upper 20s.
The second round of snow will develop late this afternoon in southwest Kansas and expand as it moves east across the area, affecting areas generally south of US 56. There could be a heavier band of snow develop, with the best chances of that happening southeast of a Hesston to Pretty Prairie to Greensburg line. Generally expecting 1-3 inches of snow to fall from this second wave for areas south of US 50. Lows tonight will be in the mid teens.
Snow will quickly come to an end Friday morning, with decreasing clouds in the afternoon. Temps will stay in the 30s, however, as we begin to melt any snow that falls. One more cold night Friday night, with optimal radiational cooling and clear skies, temps will fall into the single digits across northern Kansas, low to mid teens in the south.
The warmup begins on Saturday, with lots of sunshine, highs will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Temps on Sunday will be 15-20 degrees warmer, as most areas top out in the lower 60s.
Into next week, we’re watching a storm system that will pass through the area on Monday. There is some model discrepancy on how much moisture the storm will have, but it will be fleet-a-foot, and any rain that falls won’t be significant. Thereafter, models show another storm system approaching the area late next week into the following weekend. That one looks to be warm, too, with rain and storms the main precip type.