Topeka in for another round of winter weather

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Another wave of winter weather is expected to make its way across Kansas with snow, freezing rain and sleet forecast for the Topeka area.

About three-fourths of the state is under a winter weather advisory. The advisory in Shawnee County expires at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Light snow Wednesday evening will transition into a snow-sleet mix after 10 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologist John Woynick said.

In the early morning hours Thursday, freezing rain, snow and sleet could come down. There is a chance for freezing drizzle or snow through Thursday morning and into the early afternoon.

According to the advisory, Thursday morning’s commute will be slick and drivers should be prepared for hazardous road conditions.

Woynick said snow accumulation Thursday in Topeka is projected at 1 to 2 inches while one-tenth to one-fifteenth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible.

The temperature will warm up in the late afternoon and some rain could fall. The high Thursday is 34. It will be dry later Thursday and into Friday.

However another weather system is expected Friday night and into Saturday morning. That could bring freezing drizzle. Temperatures will start to warm though, leaving a chance for rain during the day Saturday. The high Saturday is 52.

To prepare for inclement winter weather, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management recommends:

Vehicles should have an emergency kit with water, food, flashlights, blankets, ice scraper, first aid kit and other itemsHomes should also have an emergency kit and a safe alternate heat sourceBring puts insideState road and travel conditions can be found at or by calling 511.

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