Another round of winter weather could make for slick commute Thursday


Once it changes to freezing rain it will stay freezing rain. It will be the third wave of freezing rain in as many days. By noon, temperatures should warm above freezing roughly east of I-35, ending the freezing precipitation threat.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect now through Midnight Friday as a disturbance is moved into the area this morning giving us a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

That could breed inclement conditions for roads. Slippery conditions are expected to develop overnight through Thursday morning.

A cold front moved in overnight, bringing with it freezing temperatures and rain.

Another one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible Thursday.

On Thursday, temperatures will climb to near average in the 30's.

Wednesday's storm glazed much of Oklahoma in ice and sleet.

Ice storm warning in effect
There is a good chance of freezing rain-drizzle through the morning today with high around 25, the National Weather Service said. The beneficial rain could total as much as 5 inches by the start of next week, which would significantly help the drought.

Saturday: Clouds then partly sunny, rain possible at night. That will mean slick roads are the main hazard of this ice. In Minnesota, state police said winter weather contributed to 400 crashes and 250 spinouts, including two fatal accidents. For a complete list of closures, visit the closings and delays page of our severe weather partners KOCO. Later in the day, look for light snow and flurries to move into southeastern Kansas.

Litchfield County might get some snow, the weather service said. Additional snow accumulations of less than an inch are expected. The rain will continue most of Sunday morning before tapering off in the afternoon.

As for Tuesday, the Wichita forecast office says that areas of sleet & freezing rain will continue across the highlighted areas the rest of the morning.

A good portions of the Chicago area could experience a period of freezing rain/ sleet/wet snow this Tuesday evening/overnight.

By the afternoon, as the low-pressure system sparking up the showers pushes out of the area, chances drop significantly as temperatures hit the mid 30s.

At Kansas City International Airport, about two dozen morning flights were canceled and another eight delayed because of the weather.?