Winter returns to Lawrence this weekend; 3-6 inches of snow expected in parts of northeast Kansas

photo by: National Weather Service in Topeka

National Weather Service forecast for northeast Kansas, published Thursday morning, Jan. 9, 2020.

Wintry precipitation and frigid temperatures are set to hit the Lawrence area this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter storm watch for portions of east central and northeast Kansas, as 3 to 6 inches of snow are expected to move through portions of the state Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

Friday in Lawrence is expected to be cloudy and rainy, with highs in the 40s and northeast winds 10 to 20 miles per hour.

That rain may turn to freezing rain, sleet and snow Friday evening as temperatures drop to around 16 degrees and north winds increase to 20-25 mph. Snow and sleet accumulations around 1 inch and ice accumulation up to a quarter of an inch may be possible in the Lawrence area.

Saturday will stay cold and windy, with highs only reaching into the 20s and wind chill readings measuring in the single digits. Moderate snow accumulation is expected during the day, the weather service said, with precipitation clearing out by Saturday night.

Sunday is expected to be partly sunny and not as cold, with highs in the 30s.


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