Post-Thanksgiving Travel Weather Forecast; Friday, 4:50 pm

The winter storm in the Central United States will be the only serious travel issue this weekend. Let's begin with the National Weather Service's storm warnings:
Since my last update, the winter storm warning has been extended east and south to include Wichita and Emporia, Kansas. A winter weather advisory has been issued for northern Missouri and now includes the Greater Kansas City area.

Color code:
  • Pink = winter storm warning 
  • Green = winter storm watch
  • Purple - winter weather advisory (lesser condition)
  • Sand =  locally high winds

Here is the radar from 4:40pm:
There is light snow falling in northeast Colorado that is not being depicted by radar. The radar is showing a little too much snow in Nebraska and Kansas as some of it is evaporating before it reaches the ground. 

Forecast Radar for 9pm This Evening

Forecast Radar for 9am Saturday
This is the winter storm getting cranked up. Moderate to heavy snow is forecast to be occurring in southern Kansas that will affect I-35 and U.S. 400.

Forecast Radar for 5pm Saturday
Heavy snow is forecast to be falling from near Topeka to Wichita-Hutchinson and into Oklahoma near Woodward. Wichita is expecting 2-6" of snow. Some light mixed precipitation or ice is expected in northwest Oklahoma. Flight delays or even cancellation are likely at Wichita's Eisenhower National Airport and, possibly, Kansas City International Saturday evening.

Forecast Radar for 8am Sunday
Light snow is forecast for the Midwest. This might be enough to cause delays at O'Hare, Midway and at both Milwaukee and Grand Rapids. 

Summary for Entire Day Sunday

Lake Effect Snow Sunday Night to Tuesday

Snow Accumulation Forecast from Noon Today to 6am Monday

Ice Forecast
A small area of light icing is possible. No power failures are expected. 


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