A potent winter storm could dump 5 to 7 inches of snow on the Kansas City area this weekend.
By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
The Kansas City Star
The snow isnt the only threat. Brutally cold temperatures are also expected, with wind chills dropping to as low as 10 degrees below zero Sunday and 25 degrees below by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
In advance of the storm, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect Saturday night through Sunday night.
Sleet is expected to start falling late Saturday night, with some freezing rain possible. About an inch or more of sleet accumulations are possible across the region.
The greatest potential for sleet will be along and south of the Missouri river.
Precipitation is expected to change to snow by Sunday morning or afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow is expected to continue to fall throughout the day Sunday and into Monday morning.
Although there is uncertainty where the heaviest snow will fall, early forecasts indicate that between to 5 and 7 inches of snow is possible across much of the area, including Kansas City, by Monday morning.
Not all areas would receive that much snow, however, as sleet could cut into snow fall totals, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures might not break 10 degrees on Sunday, which would make it the coldest March high temperature recorded in Kansas City since records began in 1888.
The National Weather Service urges people to monitor the latest forecasts as potential snow fall totals will be refined as the storm moves from the eastern Pacific Ocean Friday.
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