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Long-time WDAF-TV weatherman Dan Henry, 89, died Saturday afternoon.

Henry, who retired in 1992, was a full-time weather there since 1977.

He started his career as a disc jockey at WDAF-AM radio in 1959, then became the “Tea Time Host” and part-time weekend weatherman at WDAF-TV in the mid-1960s.

He became a full-time weatherman in 1977, and continued to moonlight on the WDAF sales team.

Henry was known for cheerful weather reports, and calm coverage of severe weather, delivered in a soothing baritone voice.

For 33 years Henry was a source of comfort for viewers and pride at WDAF. And even though he has been retired for 23 years, people still remember him for the popular catchphrase, “Dan said it would be like this.”

FOX 4 President and General Manager Cheryl McDonald said, “I was very sad to hear of Dan’s passing on Saturday. He was deeply loved by all of us at WDAF-TV who had the privilege of working with him. He was funny and kind and always made the weather entertaining. We lost a very special person……He was the best of an era.”

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A chance of freezing rain and light icing is in the forecast tonight north of the Kansas City area. (National Weather Service graphic)
A chance of freezing rain and light icing is in the forecast tonight north of the Kansas City area. (National Weather Service graphic)

A little bit of everything is in the forecast from the National Weather Service today. But for Wyandotte County, the forecast now is showing that it is outside the main area for freezing rain tonight and snow on Tuesday night.

As weather conditions may change, keep up with the weather conditions at www.weather.gov.

Today’s high will be near 37, the weather service said.

Light rain will spread into an area north of Kansas City, Kan., tonight, where temperatures will be below freezing, the weather service said. This area now appears to be around St. Joseph, Mo., along and north of Highway 36, according to the weather service.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 9 p.m., here, the weather service said. The low will be about 33 degrees. A south wind of 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph, is in the forecast according to the weather service.

Tuesday morning, temperatures will rise above freezing and the freezing rain will change to all rain, the weather service said.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon, on Tuesday, Election Day. The high will be near 47 degrees, according to the weather service. It will be windy, with a south wind of 15 to 21 mph becoming north northwest on Tuesday afternoon, the weather service said. Winds may gust as high as 29 mph, the weather service said.

Behind a cold front, on Tuesday night, light snow will be possible south of Highway 50, which is south of Wyandotte County, and includes Butler, Mo., Columbia, Mo., and Sedalia, Mo., according to the weather service.

Tuesday night’s low for Wyandotte County will be around 16 degrees, with a north wind of 13 to 15 mph, gusting to 21 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, skies will be partly sunny, with a high near 28, the weather service said. The north northwest wind will be 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday night’s low will be around 11, and Thursday’s high will be near 34, the weather service said.

There is a chance of light rain on Tuesday east of Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
There is a chance of light rain on Tuesday east of Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

An area south of the Kansas City area may receive some light snow on Tuesday night. (National Weather Service graphic)
An area south of the Kansas City area may receive some light snow on Tuesday night. (National Weather Service graphic)

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KC Scout has reported an accident on I-435 north near K-32. (KC Scout photo)
KC Scout has reported an accident on I-435 north near K-32. (KC Scout photo)
A n accident was reported Monday morning on I-435 northbound at K-32, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)
A n accident was reported Monday morning on I-435 northbound at K-32, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

An accident was reported this morning at I-435 northbound at K-32 in Wyandotte County, according to KC Scout.

The accident was reported around 8:38 a.m.

KC Scout said traffic was slow in the area and drivers should expect to stop..

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