Spring chill expected to drop up to two inches of snow

photo by: National Weather Service

Around two inches of snow is expected in Douglas County Tuesday morning.

Lawrence can expect around 2 inches of snow Tuesday morning, and experts are urging people to drive cautiously on their morning commutes.

Kyle Poage, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said snow is expected to begin falling at midnight and continue until around 9 or 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A winter weather advisory and freeze watch have been issued for Douglas County. The winter weather advisory will be in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday morning, and the freeze watch has been issued from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Steps should be taken to protect plants from the cold and outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly, the National Weather Service recommended.

The high on Monday is expected to be 52 degrees, but the temperature will drop to around 31 Monday night. On Tuesday, the high is expected to be 44 degrees and the low 26. The weather should warm up for the rest of the week, with highs in the 50s through Friday and highs in the 60s on the weekend.

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