Lawrence receives about an inch of snow accumulation; temperatures to stay chilly

photo by: Nick Krug

The snow comes down as a pedestrian walks along Massachusetts Street on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

A little more than an inch of snow had accumulated in Lawrence late Thursday evening, said Matt Wolters, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka.

As of 10 p.m., 1.1 inches of snow had accumulated in south Lawrence, Wolters said. Other parts of northeast Kansas saw accumulations as high as 5 inches, he said.

Flurries may continue Thursday night, Wolters said, but Douglas County won’t see any more accumulation.

The weather service originally estimated Thursday morning that Douglas County would receive between 1.5 and 2 inches of snow throughout the day.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s Friday, but the wind will make it feel like temperatures are in the teens, Wolters said.

Wolters advised drivers to be aware of possibly icy streets and bridges.

“The roads may be wet now, but it doesn’t take long for them to ice up, especially on bridges and overpasses,” he said Thursday afternoon.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Wolters said temperatures would remain in the 30s and 40s, and that Sunday night would bring a 30 percent chance of snow.

— Journal-World reporter Chris Conde contributed to this story.

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