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Winter Ice Storm Could Make Its Way Across Kansas This Weekend


The National Weather Service says there’s the potential of a winter ice storm across much of Kansas starting Friday night and into the weekend.

Meteorologist Vanessa Pearce says to expect some freezing rain which could turn into ice, especially on elevated surfaces.

"The ice accumulations could be a quarter to a half of an inch on those elevated surfaces, especially tree limbs, power lines, overpasses and bridges, as well as some of the surface objects, streets, sidewalks and parking lots, depending on what the temperatures ends up being," Pearce says.

If temperatures drop below freezing, Pearce says there’s potential for additional ice accumulation.


Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.