Snow leaves roads sloppy in KC; dangerous wind chills looming
The first round of light snow is falling across the Kansas City Sunday morning, leaving behind snow-covered roads and slick driving conditions.
The light snow covered metro roads, creating slick conditions. Numerous crashes were being reported across the area, including a two-vehicle crash shortly before 9 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 435 near Quiviria Road involving an overturned semitractor-trailer.
While the morning snow is expected to end by noon in the metro area, another round of snow is expected to sweep across the area overnight into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
The snow could also lead to slick road conditions for those making the morning commute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Minor accumulations is expected with the two rounds of snowfall, with most of Kansas City seeing around 2 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service
Areas in eastern and southern parts of the metro area, however, could see as much as 3 inches of snow, including Clinton, DeSoto, Gardner, Harrisonville, Olathe, Overland Park, Spring Hill and Tonganoxie.
Highs on Sunday are expected to be in the low 30s, with wind chills making it feel more like the mid-20s.
Temperatures will drop into the teens early Monday, with wind chills falling to below zero by 9 a.m.
Temps are expected to continue their plunge throughout the day Monday, dipping to nearly 0 degrees by midnight.
Dangerous wind chills between 15 and 30 below zero will by possible by Tuesday morning. Tuesday’s high will remain in the single digits, according to the National Weather Service.
There will be a gradual warming with highs reaching the low 20s on Wednesday and upper 30s on Thursday. Highs are expected to reach into the mid-40s on Friday and near 50 degrees on Saturday.