Winter system brings sleet, snow, ice, fog to Topeka

Wesley Tabor

Rain, sleet, snow, ice and fog – Topeka has seen it all this past weekend.

The latest wave of precipitation resulted in freezing drizzle Sunday evening for much of the Topeka area.

Monday morning Topekans woke up to a dense fog advisory issued by the National Weather Service. The slick road conditions and fog caused several local-area school districts to cancel school, and other local services delayed opening until 10 a.m.

The fog has dissipated, improving driving conditions and putting an end to a winter weather system that has brought severe weather across the Midwest portion of the United States.

The start of the weekend saw heavy rain in the afternoon hours Friday, Jan. 10. The rain transitioned to sleet and eventually snow late Friday night. The cycle continued with light snow flurries Saturday.

The road conditions didn’t get any better as the final wave of precipitation came into the area late Sunday afternoon resulting in freezing drizzle. The drizzle continued Sunday evening as a frozen glaze encased the city of Topeka.

Rising temperatures are expected the next few days melting ice and snow that has stuck around following this weekend’s winter weather.

Edited by Adam White