Snow on the way to Lawrence; some accumulation expected

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Post last updated at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24:

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Topeka.


The NWS forecast shows rain and snow are likely before 8 p.m. Tuesday in Lawrence, followed by snow. The NWS says 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation are possible with a forecasted low of 28°.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” according to the advisory. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.”

As of Tuesday morning, the NWS said there’s a 30% chance of snow before noon on Wednesday. The forecasted high for Wednesday was 34° — just above freezing.

Thursday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 33°.

City crews were working Tuesday afternoon to prep surfaces for the anticipated weather, according to a tweet from the City of Lawrence. Staff members will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the night and will treat roads as necessary, according to the tweet.

For resources and updates:

The city has snow information and a map at this link that shows information about road conditions and snow plow locations. The city typically begins snow and ice control for residential roadways when 2 or more inches of snowfall or icing occurs.

Keep up with the latest from the National Weather Service at this link. The NWS is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Local information is also available via Douglas County Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook.

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