Don’t expect much of a thaw, Kansas City, before the next round of wintery weather, including freezing rain, hits in the area.
Sleet, snow and freezing rain or drizzle are likely to fall in the Kansas City area late Wednesday and early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Between a trace to an inch of snow and sleet with up to two-tenths of an inch of freezing rain is possible in some parts of the Kansas City area.
Drivers should expect roads to be slick for the morning commute.
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With ice already on trees and power lines from Tuesday’s storm, the freezing rain also could cause problems early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday got off to a cold start with wind chills falling below zero in some areas.
Several school districts in the Kansas City area canceled classes Wednesday because of the inclement weather.
Kansas City could see about one-tenth of an inch of new icing early Thursday while areas farther south could see up to two-tenths of an inch of ice, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm is expected to move into the Kansas City area between 10 p.m. and midnight.
Snow and sleet are expected first, which will switch over to light freezing rain early Thursday.
Temperatures weren’t expected to warm above the low 30s Wednesday afternoon, so much of the ice that fell Tuesday was not expected to melt.
The next round of snow and ice was expected to begin falling in eastern and southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The heaviest snowfall and sleet is expected near the Iowa border, with an inch of snow or sleet possible.
Areas to the south, including the Kansas City metro area, are not expected to get much snow or sleet.
Temperatures are expected to warm above freezing Thursday afternoon.