Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday storm on the way - travel impacts

11 inches of snow near Chicago this weekend. Photo courtesy Marcus Leshock

Good Monday morning everyone and hope you had a nice weekend. This is a busy week with all of the preparation for Thanksgiving. Many of us will travel or have some family or friends traveling into the area. 

If you plan to travel today, Tuesday, or Wednesday, the weather doesn't look too bad. There could be some drizzle Wednesday around central and eastern Kansas, but it's unlikely to be much more than that. The front will move into northwest Kansas Wednesday evening and that will become the focus for developing rain into Thanksgiving Day.

If you are traveling on Thanksgiving Day, it is looking like rain for most of Kansas, but traveling west of a line from Dodge City to Hays, you will likely encounter some light snow. This is not likely to be a heavy snow maker. In fact, forecast models are indicating just an inch or two for the areas that see snow on Thanksgiving (see the map below)

There is a second round of moisture that will be headed into the central and southern Plains next weekend. It could bring a wintry mix of some snow or freezing drizzle. Be sure to check back with us as we continue to focus in on what kind of precipitation type we may get Friday Night - Sunday. It's very unlikely there will be much more than a few hours of freezing drizzle (if that ends up coming our way for the weekend)

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