Snow is expected to fall around 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Louis and last for an hour or two. A quick downfall of snow is predicted to amount at one inch. Forecasters report that sleet will turn into freezing drizzle and taper off by Thursday evening. Accumulation of snow is forecast to be one or two inches in addition to one-tenth to two-tenths inch of ice. 25 mph winds could also surface. Fallen trees and power lines may be a problem due to ice.
According to the Kansas City Star update, the winter storm status for Kansas City forecasts eight to 10 inches of snow and sleet for the area. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected to start Wednesday evening -- with a total accumulation of 10 inches. North Interstate 70 will see the heaviest snowfall. The National Weather Service reports that the biggest threat of ice accumulation is expected to be along and south of Paola, Kan., to Warrensburg, Mo.. The worst amount of ice forecast is south of U.S. 50 -- including the southern part of the Kansas City area.
Travelers are advised not to be out due to hazardous conditions.
A winter storm warning has been issued for the entire Kansas City region.