Jan 16, 2020 4:11 PM

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Thursday night through Friday

Posted Jan 16, 2020 4:11 PM

Winter weather will return to the area Thursday night into Friday morning with a mix of snow/freezing rain/sleet. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the area with hazardous conditions expected for the Friday commute, especially over the KC Metro area with sleet and freezing rain likely. All precipitation is expected to transition over to rain by the afternoon for those of us south of the MO River, but the wintry mix will remain over northern Missouri through sunset. Overall 1-3” of snowfall and a Glace to 0.25” of ice is possible with this storm. We recommend avoiding any travel Friday if possible. If you have to travel then please check road conditions and be careful as roads will likely be hazardous. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values between -1 and 9. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight: Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 21. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday: Snow and sleet before 2 p.m., then sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., then rain after 3 p.m. High near 36. Southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night: Rain before 5 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Low around 25. Blustery, with a south southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west northwest 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.

M.L.King Day: Sunny, with a high near 24.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 33.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

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Temps to drop below freezing throughout the day

Dense fog is possible over most of northern Missouri and eastern Kansas this morning. Visibility will likely be reduced below 1 mile and possibly lower than 1/4 mile at times. High temperatures will depend on your location today as northern Missouri will see highs in the 30s and central Missouri will get into the 50s. Winter weather will return to the area Thursday evening with snow moving into the area overnight. This snow will start to transition to a wintry mix (freezing rain and sleet) Friday morning, which could cause issues with the morning commute. All winter weather will transition to all rain throughout the day with the entire area being all rain by sunset. Flooding may become an issue with melting snow and rain over partially frozen ground, remember turn around down drown if you come across flooded roadways. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 29 by 5 p.m. North northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. North wind around 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight. Temperature rising to around 30 by 5 a.m. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday: Snow before 11 a.m., then snow, possibly mixed with sleet between 11 a.m. and noon, then rain after noon. High near 41. Southeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday Night: Rain before 4 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., then a chance of snow after 5 a.m. Low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 32.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 28.