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Thanksgiving rainfall leads to possible storms Friday, high fire danger for weekend Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Icing issues were isolated for the KVOE listening area Thursday.


A winter storm gave the area a chance for light snowfall and a thin glaze of ice. For the most part, that did not materialize even with temperatures in the low 30s for much of the morning. In fact, we got 0.40 inches of rain at the KVOE studios, pushing the year-to-date total to 56.18 inches. The Emporia Municipal Airport picked up 0.25 inches. Its year-to-date total is now 41.55 inches.

Travel issues were mainly north and west of Emporia, with seasonal driving conditions on US Highway 56 from Admire west beyond Council Grove and on Kansas Highway 177 from Cottonwood Falls north past Council Grove. Driving conditions have now returned to normal in those areas.

Thunderstorms are possible in Friday's forecast.

The main weather issue for the weekend looks to be fire danger, even with the recent rainfall. Wind gusts as high as 45 mph are expected, which could dry out dormant grasses both Saturday and Sunday and set the table for at least very high fire danger both days.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media. If you have rain totals to report, call KVOE at 342-1400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to Facebook@kvoenews

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