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Strong Cold Front & Possible Snowflakes

Good morning bloggers,

It was down to a bone chilling 19 degrees in Casper, Wyoming his morning, and 20 degrees in Denver, CO:

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This cold front is heading our way and will move through later this morning with the temperatures beginning to fall.  The air will be coming from almost due north, so we will not have the air coming front Grand Island, for example, but rather Fort Dodge, IA. This will likely keep our temperatures from dropping to below 32 degrees tonight with the brisk north wind not allowing any low lying areas from dropping into the 20s. If there are any wind protected areas, then a freeze is possible. This is why the NWS has not issued a freeze warning for KC yet.

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There is a freeze warning to our north, however, so northwestern Missouri and far northeastern KS locations do have a Freeze Warning.

There is an area of precipitation organizing to our northwest and it is snowing over a large area of Nebraska, touching the Kansas border.  Will Kansas City see any snowflakes? The conditions are not favorable for any snowflakes reaching the surface until well after sunset tonight, and this will be when the precipitation is about to end.  It will be something to monitor closely as the Chiefs play New England in Boston.

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Forecast Maps:

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The rain/snow/sleet line does get to the south side of the KC metro area before midnight. There is a chance that a dusting to less than 1″ of snow may accumulate on grassy surfaces north of KC later today, but with temperatures hovering just above freezing there likely will not be any accumulation on roads, so no travel problems are expected.  What are the chances that KC, that we see our first snowflakes tonight? Well, I would put it at70% chance north of I-70, with lesser chances farther south and east.

New England Tonight:

It will be clear, with light winds in Boston with temperatures dropping from the 50s into the 40s.  It could not be better weather for a big game. Go Patrick “Michael Jordan” Mahomes and the KC Chiefs tonight. Will we be 6-0 by 11 PM tonight? I think so. My prediction is 34-23 Chiefs.

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Gary

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