Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories have been issued across the area. Snow totals will range from 3 to 5 inches across eastern Kansas to 5 to 8 inches across central and eastern Missouri. Precipitation will begin as rain later this morning and continue through the afternoon. Late afternoon and evening rain will mix with snow, changing to all snow by tonight. Most of the accumulating snow will fall late tonight through midday Saturday. Snow will cause roads to become slick and travel hazardous. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Rain, mainly after 2 p.m. High near 39. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 9 p.m. Low around 31. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday: Snow, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 31. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of freezing drizzle between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 43.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.