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Snow, wind, colder temperatures return to Kansas

Snow, wind, colder temperatures return to Kansas

Strong to severe thunderstorms began developing in eastern areas of Kansas, and tornado watches were issued for the northeast and southeast corners of the state.

A powerful spring snow storm is impacting the eastern plains of Colorado on Friday.

"Road conditions are still not safe across the state and travel is not recommended", said Bryan Tuma, assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, in a news release. Check road conditions here. Expect blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility as you travel towards Kansas and Nebraska.

David Barjenbruch, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder, said the southern part of the metro area saw up to 2 inches of snow fall overnight, while the north side got nearly nothing.

Northeast Colorado has been placed under a Winter Storm Watch for the potential to see several inches of snow along with 30-60 miles per hour wind.

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Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to avoid travel if possible. Up to a foot of snow was possible in northern Nebraska. Snow accumulation south of Interstate 70 will be extremely slim.

Lincoln was never supposed to see the worst of this storm, but by noontime Saturday, it appeared the impacts here would be even less than expected. The majority of the snow should melt off Sunday into Monday as high temperatures climb back into the 50s and 60s.

South-central Nebraska residents were preparing to hunker down today (Saturday) as a broad swath of wintry weather blows across the state.

Temperatures along the Front Range will top out around 40 degrees, a almost 40-degree drop from yesterday's high temp of 79 in Denver.


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