Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS83 KICT 130958

Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
400 AM CST Fri Jan 13 2017

Mostly cloudy skies were found across most of the region, as Arctic
air continues to cover most of Kansas. Scattered light rain was
overrunning the shallow cold air, with some areas in southwest
Missouri reporting some freezing rain. Early morning temperatures
ranged from the teens in southern Nebraska and northern Kansas to
the lower 30s in Oklahoma.

The rain showers and the chances for freezing rain will gradually
increase today over portions of Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast
Kansas, as gulf moisture slowly shifts north over the top of a
shallow layer of Arctic air. As the showers increase, an area of
freezing rain will move into southern Kansas by this afternoon.
Glazing of trees and power lines is possible, as surface
temperatures hover in the upper 20s.  The rest of the region will
see increasing cloud cover.  Highs today will range from the lower
20s in southern Nebraska to the middle 30s in eastern Oklahoma.

The chance for widespread freezing rain will increase across much of
northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas tonight, as Gulf moisture
continues to push north over the top of the shallow Arctic airmass.
This will lead to a major ice storm developing across portions of
Kansas, with glazing of trees and power lines.  Ice storm warnings
have been posted for most of the plains states as this Gulf moisture
overruns most of the plains, leading to a widespread ice storm. Low
temperatures tonight will range from the upper teens in Northwest
Kansas to the lower 30s in Oklahoma.


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