Mother Nature could pose a challenge for those going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving Day. Traveling to a Thanksgiving destination early in the day Thursday shouldn’t be a problem. Coming back home, later in the day, could prove difficult though.
According to the National Weather Service, a wide variety of weather will impact the the Midwest, and Kansas, on Thanksgiving Day.
Areas of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms are likely over mainly the southeast half of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Further north and west over mainly the northwest half of Kansas and Nebraska, a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is likely, with some light to modest ice accumulations possible.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Central and Southwest Kansas, while a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect for northern parts of Kansas. Salina, and areas to the south and west are in the Winter Weather Advisory area. Areas just to to the east and north of Salina are in the Winter Storm Watch area.
Hazardous travel is expected.
Please keep weather aware if traveling Thanksgiving weekend.