Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Once again this week, we are tracking another big storm system that will move across the Plains, producing some severe weather and eventually, snow!
The one thing that is definitely different about this storm over the one last week is how fast it's moving. This particular system will move slowly from west to east, giving it a chance to produce some nice rainfall for Kansas, and a little more snow in western Kansas Tuesday. Some severe storms are expected in western Kansas after 3 or 4 p.m. Monday. The highest chance for hail and wind producing storms will be west of a line from Russell to Pratt. Heavier rains should get into central Kansas around 9 or 10 p.m. Monday night.
Tuesday will bring snow back to far western Kansas. Blowing snow is likely, especially throughout northwest Kansas and eastern Colorado. Because the snowfall will take place over the course of 10-12 hours, several inches will be possible and I-70 may be closed for awhile because of poor visibility.
We will be watching a big push of colder air that is trying to move toward Kansas for next weekend. It's possible by next Saturday, highs may not get out of the 30s. It looks dry, but turning colder for the weekend. Updates to come!!