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KQ2 Forecast: Winter Weather Advisory is in effect

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas until early Wednesday morning as a strong storm system is pushing through. Rain will eventually transition to a wintry mix and then to all snow this evening. This will lead to slick roads across the area tonight into Wednesday morning.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 10:35 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2019 3:04 PM

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas until early Wednesday morning as a strong storm system is pushing through. Rain will eventually transition to a wintry mix and then to all snow this evening. This will lead to slick roads across the area tonight into Wednesday morning.

A cold front has now passed through the region, which is now ushering in much colder air. Winds will switch up to the northwest behind the front, gusting up to 25-30 mph. Temperatures will fall quickly from the 30s into the teens by Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations will range around 1-3 inches, with the most falling in our northern counties. If the warmer air sticks around longer, less accumulations are possible and if the colder air moves in sooner, more accumulations are possible. As temperatures continue to drop, any water that is on the roadways will likely freeze leading to slick roads overnight. Drivers should travel with caution, especially tonight into Wednesday morning.

Behind this system and for the rest of the week, there is the return of some sunshine with clouds. Temperatures will also be on the decline by the weekend in the middle 20s to lower 30s. We'll have a very slight chance of light snow by Saturday. 

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St. Joseph
Mostly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Clarinda
Cloudy
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Hi: 42° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 24°
St. Joseph
Mostly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Chillicothe/Agri
Cloudy
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Hi: 48° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 45°
Falls City
Cloudy
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Hi: 42° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 30°
A cold front is currently moving through our area this morning dropping temperatures into the lower 40s and upper 30s. Today will be a cool day with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s with increasing clouds. Temperatures will fall into the lower 30s tonight. We could see a few areas of light rain and drizzle this evening, but precipitation chances will start to increase overnight into tomorrow morning. With the sub freezing temperatures, precipitation will transition from light rain and drizzle in the evening to snow overnight into Tuesday morning. Snowfall will continue through the morning hours on Tuesday before transitioning to a rain/snow mix while it exits the area. Most areas will see around 1-3 inches. Accumulations will stay mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces, but expect slushy road conditions Tuesday morning. Conditions will slowly start to improve for the rest of the work week with sunshine returning and temperatures slowly warming. Rain chances will return for the end of the work week.
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