On Ronelle’s Radar: Slick commute through Wednesday

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Our latest weather event has gotten started. Freezing drizzle, mist, and fog have already started dampening some roads around South Central Kansas and the Wichita Metro. And with temperatures well below freezing any moisture that comes in contact with a surface, like the ground, will likely freeze.

The morning commute will be a rough one as drivers will need to allow themselves plenty of time and to drive safely and carefully. Especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Sidewalks and parking lots could also have some slick spots develop. Temperatures stay below freezing in the teens and 20s as we go through the day.

There could be an isolated mix or flurry in Northern and Western Kansas while drizzle will be ongoing in South Central and Southeastern Kansas.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for portions of South Central Kansas through Thursday morning. Anyone who commutes into Northeastern Kansas or the Kansas City Metro will also need to use caution on the roads.

Once we get into the evening and overnight there could be some lingering freezing drizzle mainly in Southeastern Kansas, which could impact some of our easternmost counties like Elk and Chautauqua. But freezing drizzle should wrap up during the overnight.

Temperatures rebound into the upper 30s and 40s Thursday under mostly to partly cloudy skies.

Once we get into Friday some more moisture will make a pass through Kansas with a chance of a wintry mix favoring Northern Kansas. Friday night and Saturday there could be some snow showers or flurries around but a better chance of widespread snow will be Saturday night through Sunday.

The weekend will be very cold too with highs in the 20s Saturday and teens Sunday. Temperatures gradually improve through the first part of next week and we’ll also catch a break from wet and wintry weather.

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