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December 12, 2013

Weather update: KC could miss the brunt of winter storm

The Kansas City area might be spared the worst of a winter storm that brought freezing rain to the area during Friday morning’s commute.

The Kansas City area might be spared the worst of a winter storm that brought freezing rain to the area during Friday morning’s commute.

Warmer air combined with the storm taking a track that is slightly further south has pushed the highest snow amounts into the eastern half of Missouri.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., has updated its forecast saying the Kansas City area could receive between 1/2 to 1 inch of snow from the storm.

Meanwhile, Clinton could receive between 1 to 3 inches of snow while Columbia and St. Louis could receive up to 5 inches of snow.

Rain is expected to continue Friday afternoon and gradually transition snow Friday evening.

The heaviest snow is expected to end by midnight Friday. Light snow will end Saturday morning.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service said roadways could become slick and visibility could be low during the heaviest snow. Roads could also could become snow-packed.

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