National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for McPherson County from 5 p.m. on Thursday until noon on Friday.

The advisory says to expect mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

It will likely cause slick roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. Even a small amount of ice accumulation can create hazardous conditions and could impact the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes.

In south central and southeast Kansas, snow followed by mixed precipitation is expected Thursday afternoon and early evening while freezing rain appears more likely later in the evening and overnight periods. In central Kansas, snow and/or sleet may persist longer before transitioning to a wintry mix. Therefore, the main concern at this time for southern areas within the advisory will be lighter snow amounts but greater ice accumulation (up to around two tenths of an inch) from freezing rain. Further north in central Kansas, lighter ice accumulation but potentially a heavier snow/sleet accumulation will be the primary concern.

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

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