Ice Storm Forecasted For This Weekend; Preparedness Urged!

A Winter Ice Storm is shaping up to affect Northeast and East Central Kansas this weekend!

Light Freezing rain/drizzle will develop across southeast Kansas Friday morning with widespread freezing rain expected to impact all areas Saturday through Sunday. Most areas can expect to receive .50” up to 1” of ice accumulation by 6 p.m. Sunday.

Onset Friday will likely be southeast of I-35 but the worst ice potential will occur Saturday through Sunday. Extremely hazardous travel conditions are expected especially on bridges/overpasses and any untreated roadways. At least scattered to perhaps numerous power outages will be possible. Please be safe and exercise caution.

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.