More Ice & Sleet On Tap For Area Thursday


Another round of freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected tonight into Thursday. Roadways may become slick and dangerous, especially bridges and elevated surfaces.


The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Snow, sleet and freezing rain, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Thursday.

WHAT: A wintry mix of precipitation is forecast to overspread the area tonight. Snow is likely to be the main precipitation in the evening. However it is expected to change over to a mix of
sleet and freezing rain overnight. Snow and sleet amounts could add up to around an inch with some minor ice accumulations.

WHERE: North central and portions of northeast Kansas.

WHEN: 6 PM tonight until noon Thursday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The wintry mix of precipitation will result in difficult travel conditions, including the Thursday morning commute. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.


A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.

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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 2020 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.