Freezing Rain: 150+ school announcements, poor road conditions

Marsha Scott
February 20, 2018

We'll continue to refine this freezing rain forecast and let you know the latest data later today. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

The National Weather Service issued an Ice Storm Warning for a large portion of the Kansas City area until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Areas of dense fog is expected through the night and into Tuesday morning.

Luckily, the flooding isn't expected to be too bad, unless the storm clouds decide to sit over one particular area for the next couple of days, meteorologists said Monday. "The combination of the ice accumulation that has already occurred and the winds picking up to around 10-20 miles per hour may produce ice accumulation up to 0.3" so an ice storm warning has been issued for Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, and Osage counties so traveling east down I-70 today is not a good idea. Both days will feature wall-to-wall sunshine and highs approaching 55°!

Tuesday afternoon temperatures should climb above freezing where freezing rain fell earlier in the day so road conditions should improve.

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms: Isolated storms may produce up to 1 inch hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Tomorrow mostly cloudy with highs slightly warmer in the 30s with northeast wind 5-15 miles per hour. Wind chill values as low as -2.

Wednesday Night - Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 3am, then a chance of freezing rain.

Sweet Home's forecast is similar, except that it predicts snow accumulation of 1 inch to 3 inches on Tuesday night and less than a half-inch on Wednesday.

The record snowfall on February 19 was 7.3 inches in 1898.

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