Wintry Mix Tonight Into Friday Morning To Impact Northeast Kansas

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Snow overspreads the area by midnight tonight. As warmer air works northward, this snow will transition to freezing rain and eventually rain by midday Friday.

The highest snow amounts are forecast for northeast Kansas, with the highest ice amounts along and south of I-70. While confidence is higher in the snow early Friday morning, uncertainty increases as temperatures warm to around freezing towards sunrise. The exact timing and properties of this warmer air will dictate the duration of the freezing rain, thus confidence in this aspect of the forecast is on the lower side.

Regardless, be prepared for slick roads for the Friday morning commute. Temperatures continue to warm during the day on Friday, bringing an end to the freezing rain threat around midday.

A wintry mix will overspread all of northeast Kansas late tonight into tomorrow morning, moving southwest to northeast. The precipitation will begin as a mix of snow and sleet after midnight, mainly between 2-6am. This will then change over to a mix of sleet and freezing rain during the mid morning hours. Sleet and freezing rain will continue through the morning before gradually transitioning into a plain rain by early afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.

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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 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.