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Winter Weather Advisories posted, accumulating snow likely

A winter storm is going to bring rain and snow to the area beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through Saturday. Accumulations are likely causing travel concerns for Friday night and Saturday.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 9:13 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A winter storm is going to bring rain and snow to the area beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through Saturday. Accumulations are likely, causing travel concerns for Friday night and Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for every county in the KQ2 viewing area. The advisory begins at 6 p.m. Friday and goes until 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Precipitation will begin early Friday afternoon around 3 p.m. as rain and quickly changeover to a mixture of rain and snow and then to all snow by the evening. Snow will continue overnight Friday and last until Saturday afternoon. The majority of the snow will be light to moderate but could be heavy at times. Wind should not be a huge concern with this system.

Total snowfall accumulations of 3-5 inches is expected through Saturday. These numbers could change leading up to the event so check back for updates.

Roads will become snow covered and slick during Friday evening and lasting through Saturday. Any travel should be done with an abundance of caution. Allow extra time to get to your destinations and take it slow if travelling.

For the Kansas City Chiefs game, the weather will likely be quieting down by game time but roads getting there will likely be slick. Allow extra time if heading to the game.

KQ2 will be tracking this storm as it moves through the region so be sure to stay tuned for continuous updates.

St. Joseph
Mostly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 57°
Savannah
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
Cameron
Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
Atchison
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 60°
Comfortable and mild conditions are set to continue today with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be a bit breezy today with gusts up to 25 mph. A weak cold front will move through the area later this evening. Clouds will build into the area today as the front passes. A few isolated areas of light rain can’t be ruled out as the front moves through. Temperatures will remain in the 70s on Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will really start to warm up on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Above average temperatures will continue through the beginning of next week as sunny and dry weather remains.
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