Severe thunderstorms continue to track to the northeast affecting the KC Metro. Our severe storms chances have dropped as snow is ramping up in NW KS and SW NE. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for our counties in NW KS and all in SW NE.
We have witnessed the winds pick up more this evening.
Ths visibility is also dropping as the snow continues to fall in the northwestern part of the state. This storm will continue to track to the east, rather slowly, over the next 24 hours.
This means the heaviest snowfall accumulations will be along the Kansas/Nebraska state line and points to the north.
The winds will continue to plague us until this system can pass far enough to our east. In western Kansas, winds gusting to 80 MPH are likely with a High Wind Warning in effect through tomorrow.
Central and eastern Kansas will have winds gusting to 50 MPH.
Whiteout conditions will linger in NW KS/SW NE through the overnight.
As the morning continues, the storm will keep tracking east.
There will be a light wintry mix in NC Kansas and I can see a few of these rain showers/flurries making their way far enough south to the Wichita metro.
By Sunday, sunshine will return and temps will be slow to recover. It won’t be until next week before we feel like spring again. When that happens and if there’s another system similar to this one lurking close behind on KSN News tonight. – Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman