Icy scene

Water drops formed on ice-covered tree limbs and brush on Friday afternoon in Wyandotte County. Temperatures warmed up to 34 degrees by 5 p.m., with some melting taking place. The roads were in good shape about 3 p.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service, rain is likely tonight, then there will be chance of rain and snow after 5 a.m. Saturday, with little or no accumulation expected. Some roads could become slick overnight. Tonight’s low will be around 27. Saturday’s high will be near 31. (Photo copyright 2020 by Steve Rupert)

More Wyandotte County winter pictures on Friday. (Photo copyright 2020 by Steve Rupert)
More Wyandotte County winter pictures on Friday. (Photo copyright 2020 by Steve Rupert)
More Wyandotte County winter pictures on Friday. (Photo copyright 2020 by Steve Rupert)

Winter weather advisory in effect

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A winter weather advisory is in effect in Wyandotte County through 6 p.m. Friday.

Freezing rain and sleet is moving into the area this morning, in the forecast before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sleet, freezing rain and snow will change to sleet or freezing rain, then to rain from south to north, the weather service said. Temperatures will warm to 36 this afternoon.

The Friday morning commute was affected, with hazardous conditions in areas north of I-70, the weather service said. Travel is not advised, but if traveling, motorists were urged to slow down and use caution. The latest road conditions can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1, or visiting kandrive.org or kcscout.net.

At 8:15 a.m., the I-635 northbound exit at Horizons Parkway, just north of Wyandotte County, was closed, KC Scout reported. There was also an accident reported at I-635 and K-5. Another accident was reported on I-435, just south of Wyandotte County.

Some minor flooding is possible in the region late Friday into Saturday, the weather service said.

Saturday morning temperatures will drop into the 20s, refreezing anything that is wet, according to the weather service.

Today, freezing rain and sleet are in the forecast before 2 p.m., then freezing rain between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., followed by rain after 4 p.m., the weather service said. The sleet could be heavy at times. The high will be near 36. A south southeast wind of 9 to 16 mph will gust as high as 32 mph. From one-tenth to one-twentieth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible. Sleet accumulation will be less than a half-inch.

Tonight, rain is likely before 5 a.m., then a slight chance of snow, according to the weather service. The low will be around 27, with a south southeast wind of 11 to 18 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds may gust up to 30 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33, the weather service said. A northwest wind of 13 to 21 will gust to 34 mph.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 16 and a west northwest wind of 5 to 9 mph becoming light northwest, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 25 and a north wind of 5 to 7 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 8, according to the weather service.

Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it will be sunny, with a high near 25, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 15, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40, the weather service said.

Winter weather returns Thursday night and Friday

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A winter weather advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Friday. For more details, see www.weather.gov/eax/hwo (National Weather Service graphic)

Snow is in the forecast for late Thursday night before changing to sleet or freezing rain, and then to rain as warmer air moves in, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Friday.

The Friday morning commute will be affected, with hazardous conditions likely, the weather service said.

Rain is in the forecast after 1 p.m. Friday, according to the weather service. Minor flooding is possible in some parts of the region late Friday into Saturday.

Colder temperatures moving in on Saturday night may freeze any water that remains on sidewalks and streets, the weather service said.

Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution during the next few days.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 30, and a north northeast wind of 6 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, there is a 90 percent chance of snow, mainly after 3 a.m., with a low of 25, according to the weather service. An east wind will be 6 to 10 mph. Less than a half-inch of snow is in the forecast.

Friday, there is a 100 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet before noon, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain between noon and 1 p.m., then rain after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The sleet may be heavy at times. The high will be near 38 with a south southeast wind of 10 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 28 mph. New ice accumulation of less than one-tenth of an inch is possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than an inch is possible.

Friday night, there is a 70 percent chance of rain before 5 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow, according to the weather service. The low will be around 27 with a south southeast wind of 9 to 18 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds may gust as high as 29 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Saturday, it will be sunny, with a high near 35 and a northwest wind of 14 to 21 mph, gusting as high as 34 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 15, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 26, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 10, according to the weather service.

Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it will be sunny, with a high near 27, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 14, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 36, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 24, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 39, the weather service said.

For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.