Cold front brings freezing rain, sleet and snow to Kansas City Metro

Many school districts canceled classes in advance of the storm

Marc LaVoie
January 11, 2018 - 4:09 am

People living in the Kansas City area are waking up to starkly different conditions than existed Wednesday night.

Many school districts called off classes for Thursday.

A strong cold front is expected to bring rain, freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow to the area. Gusty winds combined with temperatures in the teens by this afternoon will combine to produce glazing of untreated surfaces. Ice and snowfall amounts are expected to be light in the metro, however, rapidly falling temperatures and strong winds will create slick roadways. Higher amounts up to two inches of snow are possible north and west of the metro. Blowing snow is also expected, adding to the hazardous driving conditions.

Road crews on both sides of the state line have been preparing roads for difficult commuting conditions.

The National Weather Service was listing the chance of precipitation at 100 percent. The NWS issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Kansas City area until 3pm Thursday.

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