If there’s any good news about today’s return to winter it's that warmer temperatures will return this weekend.
But first, cold air will continue to flow across the region this morning, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
The cold air brings the potential of accumulating snow in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri, where as much as 2 inches of snow is possible.
The highest potential for any accumulating snow is along a line from St. Joseph to Maryville and Bethany, where 1 to 2 inches of snow may fall by noon.
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Light rain is expected south of that line. In the Kansas City area, there’s a possibility of a dusting to a 1/2 inch of snow.
Further southeast, snow may mix with rain, but no accumulation is expected.
The additional precipitation this morning may cause several rivers to flooding levels.
Flood warnings continue for the Grand River near Sumner, affecting Livingston, Carroll, Chariton and Linn counties and the Grand River near Brunswick, affecting Carroll and Chariton counties.
Clouds will begin to clear tonight, causing temperatures to tumble into the 20s in some spots. A freeze is possible in many areas.
But the cold weather gives way to warmer temperatures as they slowly climb back to normal. High’s are expected to reach into the 70s by Sunday.
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Source: National Weather Service