Ice storm targeting Kansas City puts schools, road crews on high alert

Feb 20, 2018, 18:35
Ice storm targeting Kansas City puts schools, road crews on high alert

Looks like freezing rain will stay north of our area.

Skies are mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of drizzle in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 26.

The NWS has put the entire listening area into a winter weather advisory again tonight from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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Luckily, the flooding isn't expected to be too bad, unless the storm clouds decide to sit over one particular area for the next couple of days, meteorologists said Monday.

In the metropolitan Kansas City area, the National Weather Service said the northwest part of the metro may see up to three-tenths of an inch of ice and possibly less on the southeastern side due to temperatures lingering at around freezing, Bowman said.

The wintry mix could continue into Friday morning before sun comes out later in the day, with a high of 39.

Slick conditions are possible Tuesday morning as freezing rain is expected throughout central Iowa. We'll be cloudy, breezy and warm today with highs in the mid 70s. North northwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour.

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The Weather Service said there's a chance of freezing rain as the system moves out, with temperatures dropping to around 17 overnight. Wind: N 10-20. Low: 18.

Officially, 0.03 inches of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Saturday, boosting Madison's February total to 0.9 inches, 0.09 inches above normal. For meteorological winter, Madison has received 27.2 inches, 5.9 inches below normal.

Sweet Home's forecast is similar, except that it predicts snow accumulation of 1 inch to 3 inches on Tuesday night and less than a half-inch on Wednesday.

Madison's official snow depth is 2 inches.

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