Don’t be too alarmed if you already see about half-inch of snow on the ground Thursday afternoon — it’s coming to an end soon.
The National Weather Service has received reports that some areas have had a half-inch of snow Thursday afternoon.
But less than an inch of snow is expected once the light band of snow moves out of the area by 4 or 4:30 p.m., said Jenni Laflin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The area most affected was east of a line from the Kansas City International Airport to Pleasant Hill. Areas west of there saw less snow.
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Earlier, the National Weather Service said most areas will only see a half-inch or less, making it more of a nuisance than anything else.
Even though the snow is expected to have stopped by the peak evening rush hour, drivers should use caution.
“We are getting some reports of the snow covering the roadways,” Laflin said.
The weekend, however, is becoming interesting with a wintry mix possible as another winter storm approaches.
Whether Kansas City will get sleet, snow, freezing rain or rain depends on the temperature.
Right now, it appears that the temperature will hover right around freezing.
The main window for the storm is expected late Friday evening until mid-Saturday.
The storm has sped up a little and is expected to move out faster, Laflin said.
Those in northern Missouri should see snow, with up to 4 inches expected.
In the Kansas City region, areas north of U.S. 50 are expected to see snow, with up to 2 inches possible. Areas south of the Missouri River could see light icing Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service advises the amount of snow that is in the forecast is likely to change.
Highs are expected to reach in the low 30s to 40 degrees Friday and the low to upper 30s on Saturday.
Arctic air is expected to send temperatures tumbling again on Sunday into next week.
Highs Sunday are likely to reach only into the upper teens to mid 20s.
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