Jan 10, 2020 4:33 PM

NWS: Front bringing wintry weather, extreme cold and wind

Posted Jan 10, 2020 4:33 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for the Hays area, as a cold front is expected to bring round of winter weather to the region.

The front is expected to be accompanied by strong winds and a significant chill, with gusts up to 50 mph possible and wind chills expected to drop below zero Friday night. The temperature is expected to drop to single digits overnight.

The NWS is warning of blowing and drifting snow, with total accumulation of 2 inches possible in some areas.

Portions of far northwest Kansas could see more snowfall, with accumulation  up to 4 inches possible in a line from Tribune to Norton.

Those traveling east could see more significant weather, as the NWS in Topeka has issued a winter storm warning in Salina and areas east. Ice accumulation of between a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch are possible, forecasters warned.

"Plan on slippery road conditions," the NWS said. "The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute."

Check Hays Post or tune into your Eagle Radio of Hays stations for the latest on cancellations and severe weather.