Ice Accumulation Expected As Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Freezing drizzle and freezing rain are likely to develop tonight over parts of north central and northeast Kansas. Light ice accumulations are most likely between midnight and 9 am Tuesday impacting the morning commute. The icy roads and sidewalks will make it difficult driving or walking.

Threat for Freezing Rain Tonight into Tuesday

A band of freezing rain may develop over portions of north central and northeast Kansas tonight and persist into Tuesday. There is some uncertainty in total ice accumulation amounts, but confidence is increasing that areas in the advisory will see impacts from freezing rain. This advisory only covers the locations that have the highest potential of seeing freezing rain. Areas to the south and east could also see impacts due to freezing rain, but confidence in amounts is lower. Therefore, look for additional updates to the coverage of the advisory leading up to the event.

The advisory covers Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson counties, including the cities of Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Sabetha, Seneca, Hiawatha, Horton, Clay Center, Manhattan, Wamego, St. Marys, and Holton

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY

WHAT: Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch are possible.

WHERE: Portions of north central and northeast Kansas.

WHEN: From 6 PM this evening to noon CST Tuesday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.

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.