Snow Likely Tonight

Happy Veterans day bloggers,

Thank you to all the veterans for your service.

We are tracking a large and wet storm system that will affect the southern Plains today through Monday. The northern edge will affect the I-70 corridor tonight into Monday. There will be a range of weather conditions across the area, so let’s go through the next couple of days.

WEATHER TIMELINE: It is looking dry through 5 PM. So, the weather looks good for the Chiefs and Sporting KC game. We will see a mix of rain and snow move in between 5 PM and 8 PM. Roads will likely stay damp to wet as temperatures stay above freezing. Then, after 8 PM snow is likely. Northern Missouri may stay dry. Temperatures will drop to the 20s, so any untreated surfaces will gradually become icy.

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SUNDAY THROUGH 5 PM: It will be dry with highs 40°-45°. The clouds will increase and thicken as a mix of rain and snow move in from the west. This keeps it dry for the Chiefs and Sporting KC games.

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SUNDAY 5-10 PM: We will see the mix of rain and snow move in. The KC area and points to the southwest will see snow with rain to the south. Notice, how northern Missouri is staying dry as it looks like they will get missed. In the precipitation areas, roads will be mostly wet to damp as long as temperatures stay at or above 32°. North facing surfaces may have slick spots as these surfaces receive no sunlight this time of year and they are colder. This really holds true in this case as we have been so cold, and these north surfaces will have a hard time warming. Decks, overpasses and patches of other surfaces will start to get slick.

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10 PM SUNDAY TO 7 AM MONDAY: We will see areas of snow linger and shift south as temperatures drop into the mid and upper 20s. Untreated surfaces will become increasingly slick.

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MONDAY: Areas of snow will be possible along and south of I-70 during the morning. Then, during the afternoon the snow will shift south as we have another cold blast. Highs will be 30°-35° with wind chill values in the teens.

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SNOWFALL FORECAST: The heaviest snow will occur in the west and southwest Plains. We are on the northeast edge of the main accumulating snow.

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The Texas panhandle will receive 4″ to 8″ of snow. This means Amarillo, TX will have its first measurable snow since February of 2017.

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As it stands now we will see a dusting to 1″ on mostly grassy surfaces. If the band is heavier tonight than we are forecasting. If it is colder this evening than we are forecasting. If it snows more tomorrow than we are forecasting, then you can add 1/2″ to 1″ to these totals. It still looks like, no matter the details, that northern Missouri will stay dry.

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Have a great week ahead. Highs will come close to 60° by Thursday.

Jeff Penner

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