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Wyandotte County under winter weather advisory tonight through Thursday

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for Wyandotte County from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, through noon Thursday, Feb. 22, according to the National Weather Service.

Sleet and freezing rain are expected through early Thursday afternoon, with up to one inch of sleet accumulations and up to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulations, the weather service said.

It was a cold start this morning, with temperatures at 19 degrees with a wind chill of 10 at 9 a.m. Today’s high will only be about 30 degrees, meaning that some of the previous ice on the ground and sidewalks may not melt today, according to the weather service.

Tonight, precipitation is expected to start as a combination of sleet and snow, and will change through the night to freezing rain and drizzle, according to the weather service.
In the Kansas City area, this precipitation is expected to be more freezing rain, with up to two-tenths of an inch of additional icing possible through Thursday morning, according to the weather service.

Temperatures are expected to warm up to, or above, freezing by Thursday afternoon, bringing an end to this round of wintery weather, the weather service said.

Those who are driving in the weather are advised to be extra cautious, according to the weather service.

Today’s forecast is a high near 30 with a northeast wind of 5 to 11 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain, is possible before 3 a.m., then freezing rain is possible, perhaps mixed with sleet, according to the weather service. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The low will be around 26 with an east northeast wind of 9 to 11 mph. Ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch is possible, and new snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch is possible.

Thursday, there is a 40 percent chance of precipitation. There is a chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of freezing drizzle between noon and 1 p.m., followed by a chance of drizzle after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 36 with an east wind of 5 to 9 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of new precipitation is forecast.

Thursday night, there will be a chance of drizzle before 5 a.m., then a slight chance of freezing drizzle, according to the weather service. The low will be 31 with an east wind of 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday, the high will be near 45 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said. A light and variable wind will become east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night, there will be a 50 percent chance of rain, with a low of 34, according to the weather service. Less than a tenth of an inch is possible.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of rain with a high of 51, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, mixing with snow after 11 p.m., then gradually ending, according to the weather service. The low will be around 28.

Sunday, the high will be near 51 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be around 29, according to the weather service.

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Ice storm warning in effect

An ice storm warning is in effect today through 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service said off-and-on freezing rain has been occurring overnight, with one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch north of the Kansas City metro area, and a light glaze in the Kansas City area.

Above-freezing road temperatures will eventually decrease below freezing this morning, while precipitation chances will increase. This will lead to slick roadways, particularly on elevated surfaces, the weather service said.

Warmer road temperatures will limit ice accumulation on roadways initially, but accumulating ice totals up to three-tenths of an inc.

Drivers need to be extremely cautious, the weather service said. Conditions should improve by the evening, as freezing rain exits the area.

The temperature at 7 a.m. was 31 degrees in Wyandotte County. That is the predicted high for the day. There was thunder heard about 7:45 a.m. in Wyandotte County.

Tonight, the low will be 18, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, expect a high of 33, with snow showers, sleet and freezing rain possible on Wednesday night, according to the weather service. Thursday, expect freezing rain in the morning, then rain.

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Isolated thunderstorms possible later today, as warm temperatures cool

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The temperature was 67 at 9 a.m. Monday in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service, with changes coming today.

The Presidents Day forecast calls for gusty south winds to keep bringing Gulf moisture north, fueling scattered showers and isolated non-severe thunderstorms across the region today, the weather service said.

Tonight, a cold front will settle into the far north part of the region, resulting in accumulating freezing rain starting around 9 a.m. where the winter weather advisory has been issued, according to the weather service. Up to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulation is possible within the advisory area tonight into Tuesday, the weather service said. However, Wyandotte County and the Kansas City area are not part of the winter weather advisory area, but are south of it. The weather forecast in Wyandotte County calls for rain and thunderstorms.

On Tuesday, a round of accumulating ice will end by noon, but the cold front will likely finish sweeping across the area Tuesday afternoon and evening, allowing for light accumulations of a wintry mix of precipitation on the back of the system as it moves east, according to the weather service.

The forecast for Monday, Presidents Day, is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 p.m., the weather service said. The temperature will fall to around 46 by 4 p.m. A southwest wind of 7 to 15 mph will become north in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 29 mph.

Tonight, there is a 100 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, according to the weather service. The low will be around 41, with a north wind of 5 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday, there is an 80 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m., the weather service said. Temperatures will fall to around 33 by 5 p.m. A west southwest wind around 14 mph will become north northwest in the afternoon, and winds may gust as high as 22 mph. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 19, and a north wind of 11 to 14 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 33, and a north northeast wind of 9 to 11 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, there will be a 40 percent chance of snow showers before 2 a.m., then a chance of freezing rain, according to the weather service. The low will be 25. Precipitation amounts are expected to be less than a tenth of an inch.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain showers between 11 a.m. and noon, the weather service said. The high will be near 39.

Thursday night, there is a 50 percent chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., then a chance of snow showers after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 32.

Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers before midnight, with a low of 35, the weather service said.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers, with a high near 52, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 60 percent chance of showers with a low of 35, according to the weather service.

Sunday, the high will be near 54 with mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said.

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