Jan 24, 2021 12:32 AM

National Weather issues a winter storm watch

Posted Jan 24, 2021 12:32 AM

The US National Weather Service Topeka Kansas has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Riley County from Sunday night until Monday afternoon.

Heavy mixed precipitation and total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are possible. Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch will also be possible especially before the start of any snow.

Travel could be very difficult during these times. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes.

Marshall-Nemaha-Brown-Clay-Riley-Pottawatomie-Jackson-Jefferson- Dickinson-Geary-Morris-Wabaunsee-Shawnee- Including the cities of Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Sabetha, Seneca, Hiawatha, Horton, Clay Center, Manhattan, Wamego, St. Marys, Holton, Valley Falls, Oskaloosa, Perry, McLouth, Grantville, Meriden, Nortonville, Abilene, Herington, Junction City, Council Grove, Alma, Eskridge, Maple Hill, Alta Vista, McFarland, Harveyville, Paxico, and Topeka

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches could fall along and north of an Abilene to Holton line. Varying snow totals from a trace to a few inches will be focused generally south of this line. Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch will also be possible especially before the start of any snow. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central and northeast Kansas. * WHEN...From late Sunday night through Monday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.