Snow began falling at midmorning Saturday across the Kansas City area, and forecasts called for between 3 to 6 inches on the ground by Sunday evening.
The winter weather was affecting travel throughout the area, as streets and roadways became slick with snow accumulation. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a winter weather advisory lasting until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Snow was falling in a wide band across eastern Kansas and western Missouri and was moving east. The snow was expected to continue into the night, leaving behind 2 to 4 inches of snow.
A second band of light snow might move through the area on Sunday, producing 1 to 2 inches more snow in some areas.
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Highs were forecast to be in the 20s on Saturday and mid-30s on Sunday.
For next week, brief periods of wintry precipitation are possible Monday and again Tuesday night. Most of the precipitation, however, is expected to fall as rain because of warming temperatures, the weather service said.