UPDATE: Winter weather advisories now blanket most of KVOE territory

Forecast models are indicating light snow across Lyon and surrounding counties Saturday. Forecast models are indicating light snow across Lyon and surrounding counties Saturday. WIBW-TV graphic

The prospects of a brief return to wintry conditions this weekend are apparently crystallizing.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued separate winter weather advisories from 6 pm Friday to 6 pm Saturday. for most of the KVOE listening area. Residents in Lyon, Coffey, Morris and Osage counties can expect 1-3 inches of snow Saturday, while residents in Wabaunsee County can expect up to 4 inches of snow.

The Weather Service’s Wichita office, meanwhile, has issued a winter weather advisory for Chase County from 6 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow Friday night is expected in that advisory box.

The current forecast calls for a cold rain for much of Friday, followed by a gradual changeover to snow Friday night. Travel conditions will likely be slick from Friday evening through at least most of Saturday morning, if not into afternoon. Blowing snow may be a concern as well, with northerly gusts as high as 20 mph.

Snowfall totals may well hinge on surface air temperatures. Currently, Friday night temperatures are expected to bottom out around 30. Saturday’s projected high for Emporia has been revised downward from 36 to 34 degrees.

Conditions will likely improve quickly, and any snow we receive may be gone by Monday afternoon. High temperatures are expected in the mid-30s Sunday and low 40s Monday.

Stay updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

6 am Thursday: Light rain, sloppy changeover to light snow possible Friday and Saturday

We haven't seen much in the way of actual wintry weather across the KVOE listening area since three separate snowfalls in November. That may well be changing as we close out this week.


Light rainfall is possible for most of Friday, although there are low-end changes of freezing drizzle at times. A changeover to wet snowfall is now expected by late Friday night into early Saturday, and TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says travel could be dicey during that time.

Forecast models are calling for 2-4 inches of snow Saturday. Snow won't stick around long as temperatures climb to the low 40s by Monday.

We'll keep you posted on KVOE and KVOE.com.

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