High near 45, wind advisory in effect today; snow possible tonight

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Colder and windy, with a slight chance of rain, describes the changes in today’s forecast from the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, with winds of 17 to 23 mph, gusting as high as 39 mph, according to the weather service.

Snow is in the forecast for tonight and Friday, the weather service said. Wyandotte County may receive less than one inch of snow on Friday.

Travel impacts are likely, with less visibility and slick road conditions, according to the weather service.

The farther north, the more snow will fall. The St. Joseph, Missouri, area could get two to three inches of snow, with a blizzard warning in effect north of Highway 36 in that area.

Snowfall in this area could begin Thursday night, just before midnight in Wyandotte County. The snow will become a little heavier around 3 a.m., and then it may become a little more heavy from 6 a.m. through 11 a.m., according to the forecast. It should taper off around 5 p.m. Friday. The total amounts were predicted to be one inch or less in Wyandotte County.

Today, there is a 20 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m., with a high near 45, the weather service said. Weather will be breezy, with a northwest wind of 17 to 23 mph, gusting as high as 39 mph.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 3 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 29, with a west northwest wind of 13 to 22 mph, gusting to 44 mph.

Friday, snow is likely, mainly before noon. The high will be near 36, with a northwest wind of 21 to 25 mph, gusting as high as 44 mph. The chance of snow is 70 percent. Less than one inch of snow is possible.

Friday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 25 and a northwest wind of 11 to 18 mph, gusting as high as 31 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 37 and a northwest wind of 7 to 10 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 25, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 42, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 25, according to the weather service.

Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 47, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 29, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 44, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46, the weather service said.

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