A strong storm system is entering our neck of the woods. For much of the day, we’ve had thick fog lingering in portions of western Kansas. As winds pick up, the fog will mix out — it’s just going to take time as our Dense Fog Advisory has been extended until 10 PM Friday.
As wind speeds increase, numerous showers and thunderstorms will dot the Kansas sky through the overnight.
Some of the storms in south central and southeastern Kansas could be strong to severe. These storms could bring hail, gusty winds and heavy amounts of rainfall.
Tonight, colder air will wrap around the back side of this system, bringing a wintry mix of rain and snow to northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska.
In this part of our viewing area, we have winter weather advisories in effect this weekend.
Overnight, showers and storms will lift to the northeast as rain mixes with snow in northwest Kansas. Winds will rise.
Rain and some snow will favor areas on Saturday near and north of I-70.
The heaviest snow this weekend will take place across Nebraska and Iowa where a foot of snow could fall! Cities along the Kansas/Nebraska state line will see the most in our viewing area by Monday with less to the south.
Please know that travel will more than likely be impacted throughout the weekend in northern Kansas with easier travel expected farther south. We will continue to track this slow moving storm on KSN News and in the Storm Track 3 weather center.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman