Ice Storm Warning issued for Kansas City; Up to a quarter-inch of ice expected

Click to see which schools are closed Thursday

KMBZ News Staff
February 06, 2019 - 4:06 pm

Kansas City, MO - The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for all of the Kansas City metro area. The warning lasts through noon Thursday.

Periods of freezing drizzle and freezing rain will likely bring additional ice to the greater Kansas City area Wednesday into Thursday.

The forecast prompted administrators at multiple school districts to cancel classes Thursday. See a list of closings here.

The freezing rain is creating havoc on Kansas City streets and interstates with accidents and highway closures all over the metro area. Law enforcement is encouraging drivers to add extra time to their drive time and avoid any unnecessary travel.

Accumulations could cause hazardous road conditions along with problems with trees and power lines.

Patches of freezing drizzle are possible throughout the day Wednesday, with the heavier amounts falling Wednesday evening overnight into Thursday.

Accumulations from freezing rain and sleet will turn to ice on freezing surfaces and pavements and range from a possible .15” to .25”. Add expected wind into the mix and this event borders on ice storm criteria.

Plan on road conditions to impact the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning drive, along with the possibility for school delays or closings.

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