Good late evening bloggers,
A major storm is now affecting us. Thunderstorms with heavy downpours will be followed just a few hours later by a band of snow that will likely cause a very slick & hazardous commute.
Check out this surface map from the 9 PM hour:
70 degree air has surged north to the Kansas/Oklahoma border. The surface storm is cranking up big time and becoming quite powerful. As the surface low tracks to our east later tonight the cold air will blast in here. Temperatures will be dropping to below freezing by the morning rush hour with the expected heavy snow. We are thinking the heavy snow band will last only two to three hours and this is why the amounts will be limited to what we have been consistently forecasting for days. I did refine the forecast just a bit and I am expecting 2 to 3 inches across the KC metro area. A few isolated spots may see 4 inches of snow and a few may struggle to get to 2 inches.
Here is the snowfall forecast updated for the 10 PM newscast:
Thank you for sharing this exciting Kansas City weather experience with us. Let us know what you experience. Who is staying up tonight?