It won't look like the Ice Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., this evening, when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. But a winter storm could put Lawrence and much of Kansas under a blanket of white starting tomorrow.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter storm watch beginning Monday evening and stretching through Tuesday night for Douglas County and surrounding areas. And snow accumulations could top 9 inches in the hardest-hit areas, NWS projects.
Temperatures tonight will be bitterly cold, with an overnight low of 2 degrees heading into a bleak morning. Snow is expected to start developing Monday evening in central Kansas and moving east toward Lawrence, where you can expect a very snowy Tuesday.
Tuesday highs in the 20s and sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph will make travel dangerous as snow falls throughout the day and accumulates into early Wednesday morning, when wind gusts up to 30 mph will cause drifting and blowing snow.
Bitter cold will continue Wednesday, with a projected high of 12 and low of 5-below, according to NWS. The precipitation will tail off Wednesday, but the weekend forecast calls for additional light snow.