Kansas City can expect a soggy Thanksgiving as heavy rain moves in on Thursday, and travel could become treacherous as a cold front behind the storm brings freezing rain or drizzle after midnight.
Cold air moving in on the back side of the front will cause temperatures near the surface to drop below freezing Thursday night across northeastern Kansas and northwestern and north-central Missouri, according to the National Weather Service.
This could lead to light ice accumulations on roads and surfaces, making travel hazardous.
Conditions are likely to be worse in areas to the north and west of Kansas City, which are under a winter storm warning, and to the southeast, which are under a flash flood watch.
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Also on the menu in KC: lots and lots of rain.
The National Weather Service has predicted a 100 percent chance of rain for Kansas City on Thanksgiving Day. Rain can be expected throughout the day, with a thunderstorm possible between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. and winds reaching as high as 24 mph.
The National Weather Service expects Kansas City will see at least an inch of rain Thursday.
Those planning outdoor activities for the weekend can expect more rain.
A 70 percent chance of rain is predicted Friday, with rain likely to occur before 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to reach 37 degrees with a low of around 32 degrees.
Temperatures throughout the weekend are expected to stay in the mid- to upper-30s and low 40s, with cloudy skies.
A 40 percent chance of rain is expected Saturday. For Sunday’s Chiefs-Bills game, the forecast says cloudy with a high near 42 degrees. Game time is noon.