The warning will officially begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, but it doesn't look like driving conditions, due to any potential ice, will deteriorate until after 7 p.m.at the earliest, and after 8 p.m.in Pittsburgh.
However, there were no immediate reports of any of the crashes resulting in serious injuries. Other counties in the advisory are Jefferson, Lyon and Osage.
Our team of weather experts will be updating the forecast several times a day, so check back often as this storm could have a big impact on your weekend plans. "Some areas north of M 59 or our North Zone, may see isolated areas of 3-6" or slightly more. A glaze of ice around a tenth to two tenths of an inch expected Friday.More news: Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake Debut 'King's Dead'
All areas will see freezing conditions by late on Friday, so whatever falls will become icy overnight and into Saturday morning. St. James Regional Catholic School and most neighboring county school districts also are closed. And Topeka police were in walk-in phase reporting.
"Sleet and snow will be heaviest late Friday night through Saturday morning", reads the alert. After that, there is a slight chance of snow, according to the weather service.
Friday night: Wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet, changing to snow through evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. "Snow with the cold front only accumulated ~1-3". The wind chill will make it feel more like teens. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour after midnight. Gusts will reach 30 to 40 miles per hour in places as temperatures drop. North wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Low around 38. South wind 7 to 9 miles per hour.More news: Challenges And Opportunities For Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN)
There is a slight chance for snow or rain on Sunday while the high will be about 38 degrees. Temperatures fall into the 20s in the afternoon.
Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 21.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Cloudy, with a high near 19. On Monday night, expect clear skies with a low around minus 9.More news: Steve Bannon to testify before House committee on Russian Federation probe