Sleet, snow possible today

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A little sputtering of very light rain was seen this morning in Wyandotte County, as the National Weather Service warned of the further possibility of snow and sleet today.

The temperature was 38 degrees at 11 a.m., and the weather service predicted a wintry mix across the region today, with a chance of light snow accumulation.

There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation this afternoon, mainly after 4 p.m. Tonight, there is a 40 percent chance of rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then a slight chance of snow between midnight and 3 a.m., the weather service said. Between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of precipitation is predicted, according to the weather service. Tonight’s low will be around 18.

Areas near and south of the Missouri River which get above freezing this afternoon may see the wintry mix change to rain before changing to snow this evening, the weather service said.

About an inch of snow is possible for parts of the region with amounts tapering to the southwest, and this area might receive as much as a quarter-inch of snow. A thin glaze of ice is possible south of the Missouri River, the weather service said.

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Dangerous wind chills in Friday’s forecast

Wind chill values tonight will drop below zero, ranging from minus 3 to minus 16, according to the National Weather Service.

This morning, the wind chill was minus 3 at 9 a.m., and the temperature was 13, according to weather service information.

Today’s high will be 17 degrees. A west northwest wind will be 8 to 11 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be clear with a low around 5, according to the weather service. The wind chill will be between minus 4 and 1. A west northwest wind of 5 to 7 mph will change to the south after midnight.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 32. Wind chill values will be between minus 7 and 3, according to the forecast. There will be a south wind of 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

On Saturday night, expect a low of 22. The south wind will be 8 to 11 mph, according to the weather service.

The weather service said a wintry mix of precipitation is anticipated for Sunday through Sunday night.

Minor accumulations may be possible across portions of the region as well as a light glazing of ice, according to the weather service.

On Sunday, the high will be near 35, with south southwest wind of 5 to 7 mph, the forecast predicted.

Sunday night, the low will be near 20, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation in the form of snow, freezing rain and sleet, the weather service said.

Area warms up a little today, after dangerously cold morning

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One of the coldest days of the year began with dangerously cold subzero wind chills this morning in Wyandotte County.

The temperature was 3 degrees around 1 a.m., and 5 degrees at 4 a.m., with wind chill readings of minus 9 and minus 11.

But temperatures climbed to 15 degrees by 10 a.m., with a wind chill of zero, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high is expected to be 27, as the area climbs out of the deep freeze.

Another surge of cold air is expected Friday night, that could bring wind chills into the minus 10 to minus 15 range in the region.

The weather service said there is a chance of scattered snow flurries between noon and 5 p.m. Thursday. Today’s wind will be 17 to 21 mph with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy with a low around 8. The wind chill will be between minus 6 and 4. The west wind will be 13 to 15, changing to north northwest after midnight. Winds may gust as high as 22 mph.

Friday’s high will be near 15, with a wind chill between minus 8 and 2. Northwet winds will be 10 to 13 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 4. The wind chill will be between minus 3 and 2. The west northwest wind of 5 to 8 mph will become light and variable in the evening.

Saturday’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 28. There will be a south wind of 5 to 13 mph.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 35. Sunday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of snow, with a low around 23.

Monday, the 30 percent chance of snow continues, with a high near 30.