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(Update) Late-season snowstorm to bring wet, heavy snow this weekend

Updated: 2013-03-23T23:35:09Z

By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON

The Kansas City Star

A strong, late-season snowstorm is expected to bring 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow to the Kansas City area this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

The strong winter storm will move into the area on Saturday beginning with rain or mixed precipitation and is expected to continue through the night into Sunday.

Areas along and south of the Interstate 70 corridor have the highest chances for the heaviest snow accumulations.

The track of the storm, which is still uncertain, will determine where the heaviest snow falls. No matter which track the storm takes though, the Kansas City area is expected to see significant snowfall totals, according to the National Weather Service’s Multimedia Weather Briefing.

Meanwhile, the Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for the weekend because of anticipated snowfalls of up to 3 inches per hour that could make driving nearly impossible at times.

A winter storm watch has been issued for the Kansas City area as well as central and eastern Kansas, Iowa and southern Nebraska. It is in effect Saturday night into Sunday.

The National Weather Service urges people to visit its website frequently this weekend because the forecast is likely to change to some degree.

To reach Robert A. Cronkleton, call 816-234-4261 or send email to bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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