Old man winter returns to the Manhattan area Thursday and it could be the first healthy dose of snowfall for the region.
Riley and Pottawatomie counties and the surrounding region are in a Winter Weather Advisory Thursday morning through Thursday evening. National Weather Service Meteorologist Shawn Byrne says for Manhattan specifically, snow will likely begin in the mid-morning hours and by the end of the day.
Byrne says two to four inches of snow are possible in the Manhattan area with locally heavier amounts in the region.
Riley County Public Works Director Leon Hobson says with the warmer ground temperatures, the snow may melt for awhile on the roads, but bridges may become icy sooner. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time, slow down and be safe.