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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
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 68°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 66°
St. Joseph
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 68°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 65°
Falls City
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 66°
Today will be another warm and sunny day with temperatures making a run for 70 this afternoon. Winds will remain comfortable today out of the south east around 5-10 mph. Clouds will start to build into our area tonight into the overnight hours. Clouds will linger through the first half of our Friday as an area of low pressure passes to the south of our area. Rain chances look to stay well south of our area as well. Temperatures will be a bit cooler on Friday but will quickly warm up again for the weekend. Above average temperatures and sunshine look to continue into next week. Rain chances will start to return to the forecast by the middle of next week.
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