Friday, December 2, 2016

Two storms - cold, wind, and snow coming

Welcome to Friday. Thanks for stopping by and reading the blog to see what's going on with Kansas weather. Two storms to watch between now and the middle of next week.

Storm #1: Still tracking far enough south that it's not going to be a significant rain or snow maker in the Plains. There will be some nice rains across Oklahoma and Texas. Models still show widespread 1-3", and even higher amounts farther east in Texas. Just imagine if this storm would've ended up farther north, we would've had a nice soaking here in Kansas. So it goes.

Any snow that falls overnight and early Saturday won't be around for long. Most of it will melt once it hits the ground, so I don't expect there to be any big impacts on weekend travel around the area.

Storm #2: Arctic Air is Coming!!
We aren't likely to see any rain on Monday, so our next focus turns to the strong cold front that will push through on Tuesday. The bitterly cold air (for most of us) won't be here until Wednesday. Highs on Tuesday will range from 20s in the northwest to near 40 farther south and east. Highs on Wednesday will be in the teens and 20s and Thursday looks mighty cold too.

How much snow are we going to get next week? The storm hasn't formed yet, so remember, we are predicting something that isn't even reality yet. But confidence is growing that this will be a fast moving system, so you won't likely have too much to shovel or scrape away. Here is the forecast from one computer model for select cities around the state:

 Hope you have a nice and safe weekend. Winter is back in Kansas next week. Here we go!

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