A winter storm warning will be in effect across northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas from 6 p.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service said.
“Precipitation in the form of freezing rain and sleet will overspread the area tonight before transitioning over to all snow later in the day on Monday,” according to the forecast.
The Kansas City area could get up to 3 inches of snow and as much as a quarter inch of ice. Four to 6 inches of snow are possible across far northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri.
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“Freezing rain and snow will lead to very slippery driving conditions through the day on Monday,” the weather service forecast said.
Another factor will be northeast winds gusting up to 45 mph that could add to power outages.
Motorists heading east across Missouri should know that Interstate 70 was closed in both directions Sunday in St. Charles County because of rising water from the Dardenne Creek. The Missouri Department of Transportation said eastbound lanes near Missouri 79 in St. Peters were closed about noon and the westbound lanes were closed about 2:30 p.m.
The interstate is not expected to reopen until late Sunday or early Monday.
More than 180 roads were closed in Missouri because of flooding, including Interstate 49 in Carthage.