Hard freeze, wintry mix part of weekend forecast

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Winter makes a brief return to the KVOE listening area this weekend.

Here in Emporia, we have a chance of a rain-snow mix late Saturday afternoon into evening along with some freezing drizzle and snow after sunset. Farther west, the wintry mix may be more prevalent, so the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Chase County until 7 pm and a separate advisory for Morris County from 10 am to 7 pm. A hard freeze is expected with overnight lows in the mid-20s.

In addition, our windy conditions will remain in place. Chase County is in a wind advisory until 7 pm, with Morris County in a separate advisory from 10 am to 7 pm.

On Friday, the main weather issue was severe weather, which turned out to be isolated. A frontal system generated two lines of storm activity, with one dropping quarter-size hail near Eureka and a 71-mph wind gust at the Eureka Airport. The other line produced quarter-sized hail at Council Grove Lake.

Unfortunately, the storms did not bring widespread rainfall. Rain totals are pending across the area, but we received 0.10 inches of rain at the KVOE studios and the Municipal Airport received 0.06 inches of rain.

Much of the KVOE listening area was under a tornado watch, but that was canceled early with no tornado reports statewide. 

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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