Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Liberal, Liberal Municipal Airport (KLBL)

Lat: 37.05°NLon: 100.97°WElev: 2884ft.

Partly Cloudy

42°F

6°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed W 5 mph
Barometer 29.63 in (1003.5 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 18 Jan 9:56 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Plains KS

  • Today

    Today: Patchy drizzle before noon, then a chance of rain, mainly after 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 48 by noon, then falling to around 37 during the remainder of the day. Very windy, with a west wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Rain
    and Very
    Windy

    High: 48 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm.  Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as 5. Very windy, with a north wind 28 to 33 mph decreasing to 22 to 27 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Very
    Windy then
    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Windy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Wind chill values as low as 4. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny and
    Breezy then
    Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. East northeast wind around 7 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 23 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 55 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 30 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 63 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Mostly
    Cloudy and
    Blustery

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy drizzle before noon, then a chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 48 by noon, then falling to around 37 during the remainder of the day. Very windy, with a west wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as 5. Very windy, with a north wind 28 to 33 mph decreasing to 22 to 27 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 42. Wind chill values as low as 4. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 23. East northeast wind around 7 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Blustery.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 45.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
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Point Forecast:
Plains KS
 37.26°N 100.58°W (Elev. 2740 ft)
8:15 am CST Jan 18, 2019
10am CST Jan 18, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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