Low traffic volume on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday kept accidents on snow-covered streets to a minimum Monday morning.
The system that produced light snow has moved south, but the National Weather Service warns of dangerous wind chills.
“Temperatures will drop through the day today with afternoon highs in the single digits to the north to the teens further south,” the Monday forecast said. “Temperatures will continue to fall tonight with lows bottoming out in the single digits below zero. Those very cold temperatures coupled with the winds will lead to dangerous wind chill values between 15 to 25 below zero!”
A wind chill advisory begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until noon Tuesday.
After a first round of snow on Sunday, numerous crashes were reported across the area, including a multi-vehicle wreck involving an overturned tractor-trailer on eastbound Interstate 435 near Quiviria Road in Overland Park.
According to the weather service, 1.7 inches of snow fell at Kansas City International Airport. Ottawa, Kan., reported 2.8 inches.
Dangerous wind chills between 15 and 30 degrees below zero will be possible by Tuesday morning. Tuesday’s high will remain in the single digits, according to the weather dervice.
There will be a gradual warming with highs reaching the low 20s on Wednesday and upper 30s on Thursday. Highs are expected to reach into the mid-40s on Friday and near 50 degrees on Saturday.