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Kansas City area issued winter weather advisory for Sunday snow, freezing drizzle

Ice storm makes getting up hills difficult for motorists

A passer-by stopped to assist a motorist who got stuck going up a hill on southbound Antioch Road near 108th Terrace in Overland Park Thursday morning. Freezing rain and sleet that fell overnight made for hazardous driving in the Kansas City metro.
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A passer-by stopped to assist a motorist who got stuck going up a hill on southbound Antioch Road near 108th Terrace in Overland Park Thursday morning. Freezing rain and sleet that fell overnight made for hazardous driving in the Kansas City metro.

Here we go again.

Kansas Citians are in for another round of snow and freezing drizzle this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northeast Kansas and west central Missouri, including the Kansas City area. It calls for a wintry mix of precipitation, including up to 1 inch of snow early Sunday.

The weather service is warning travelers of slippery road conditions.

The advisory is expected to go into effect midnight tonight until noon Sunday. It includes Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties in Kansas and Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri.

According to the forecast for Kansas City, there is a 100 percent chance of snow after 3 a.m. Sunday with temperatures in the mid 20s.

The weather service predicts another chance of snow and freezing drizzle late Sunday morning with temperatures slightly above freezing. The freezing drizzle is expected to create a light glaze of ice.

The wintry mix comes days after snow and around one-fourth to a half inch of ice blanketed the Kanasas City area.

Winter is here and AAA of Kansas has tips to ready your car for snow. Music by bensound.com (Video by Candi Bolden/The Wichita Eagle/ Dec. 6, 2017)

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.


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