Winter Storm Watch Issued For Tri-State Area Wednesday

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 6 PM MT/7 PM CT on Wednesday to 6 PM MT/7 PM CT Thursday. Travel could be very difficult due to snow, strong winds, and reduced visibilities.

Tuesday morning update: Wintry conditions return, impacting the Tri-State area beginning Wednesday evening. Strong winds are expected beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Thursday evening. Rain will transition to snow Wednesday evening. Travel may be difficult at times Wednesday evening through Thursday.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Tuesday afternoon and evening for counties along and west of KS Hwy 27. Dangerously dry and windy conditions are expected.

Fire weather conditions are expected Tuesday. Scattered thunderstorms and rain expected Wednesday. Much colder temperatures, snow, and extreme wind gusts are expected Wednesday night through Thursday. Total snowfall up to 9 inches possible.