Rain will turn to snow from west to east across the area Saturday afternoon and evening. Strong winds will cause near blizzard conditions across north central and parts of northeast Kansas Saturday afternoon and evening. Also runoff from the rain may cause flooding of some area streams and creeks.
There is at least some concern, especially later this afternoon and during the overnight period, that as precipitation develops over the area, temperatures may still be near or just below freezing. The area shaded in pink is that main area of concern and uncertainty today. A degree or two will likely matter as to whether this area can sustain all liquid precipitation or if there is an area of light freezing drizzle or rain that falls. If traveling through this region today, stay current with the forecast and also drive with caution as roads may become slick.