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Freezing rain, snow, ice expected to fall across Kansas City region

Updated: 2014-01-31T16:12:53Z

Several rounds of winter weather will pass through the Kansas City region Friday and Saturday, bringing freezing rain, snow and ice to some areas.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

A round of light snow is expected to fall Friday morning, primarily north of Interstate 70. Up to an inch of accumulation is possible across far northern Kansas and north Missouri, according to the National Weather Service.

A round of freezing drizzle will spread north from southern Kansas and Missouri Friday afternoon and evening, mainly south of I-70.

Overnight, freezing rain could fall across parts of central Missouri, with ice accumulations reaching .2 of an inch of ice in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, a wide strip of snow is expected to move east through Kansas and Missouri bringing heavy snow.

Up to 3 inches of snow is possible in the Kansas City area. South of Kansas City could see anywhere from a dusting to 2 inches of snow while northern Missouri could see up to 5 inches and northeast Missouri could see as much as 7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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