A powerful winter storm system moving out across the central plains Monday night through Tuesday evening. An area of low pressure at the surface is expected to organize over the Oklahoma panhandle by Monday evening. This will then track northeast across Kansas and toward the Great Lakes region. Snow is expected to the north of the track of the system. Strong northerly winds will develop Monday night and continue Tuesday, with blowing snow and low visibility. White out or blizzard conditions may develop.
A winter storm watch is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening. Snow should start to accumulate early Monday evening and then continue through the day Tuesday. The snow should taper off Tuesday evening then winds will slowly diminish Tuesday night.
Potential for snow amounts of 8 inches or more will be likely. Bursts of heavy snow may occur, especially Tuesday. Strong winds with guts of around 40mph or higher. This will lead to blowing snow and possibly near blizzard conditions.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecast.