KC area schools to close early Tuesday; slick roads possible

Saul Bowman
February 6, 2019

The flakes will fly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with some accumulation anticipated. Temperatures will drop across the region from the 30s into the 20s by late in the day.

A period of ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to begin around midday Thursday and continue through the evening hours.

Drivers in the Kansas City area should be careful Tuesday, transportation officials warned, because road crews will not be able to pretreat roads in advance of anticipated freezing rain. "We could see build up on utility lines and tree branches breaking with the weight of the ice".

The temperature is scheduled to switch to the plus side Thursday with a high of 6 Celsius with a 60 per cent chance of rain or snow.

According to the weather warning, our region could experience freezing rain for much of Wednesday, before the precipitation changes into normal rain in the afternoon. So this is going to be more of an ice event vs snow. 5-10 cm of drifting snow is likely through the day on gusty north winds.

More messy weather is expected Wednesday night and early Thursday with some icy and snowy weather possible. Sidewalks and parking lots could become slippery too.

The weekend warms up to highs near 40° with a rain/snow mix on Sunday into Monday.

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