Get out and enjoy Tuesday’s sunshine and warm weather, because a snowstorm is waiting in the wings.
The high Tuesday is expected be nearly 20 degrees warmer than Monday, reaching into the upper 40s to lower 50s by Tuesday afternoon.
But the warm weather won’t last long. Another round of snow is expected Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Areas south of U.S. 36 in the St. Joseph area will likely see 1 to 2 inches of snow.
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The Kansas City metropolitan area and areas south of Interstate 70 will not be seeing much snow accumulations.
Northwest Missouri and extreme northeast Kansas, however, probably will see the heaviest amount of snowfall — up to 4 inches.
Timing of the snowfall still is difficult to predict. However, snow could start falling in northwest Missouri by about 6 a.m. Wednesday, just in time for the morning rush hour, according to the National Weather Service.
The best chance for snowfall in the Kansas City area, however, won’t be until the afternoon.
Some lingering light snow or flurries could hang around into the evening hours.
Winds will be gusty while the snow falls, so visibility could drop to less than one mile on during the day.
Arctic-like temperatures are expected to move into the area Wednesday night, making for a frigid Thursday morning.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits. Factor in the wind, and it will feel as if temperatures fell below zero, according to the National Weather Service.
While Thursday will start out bitterly cold, a rebound from the arctic temperatures will start. Highs Thursday are expected to reach into the mid-20s.
Friday and Saturday, however, will be much warmer, as highs are expected to reach into 40s and 50s.
Dry weather is on tap for the weekend.
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