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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