Ice storm warning for Kansas City as school districts cancel classes
- Author: Joey Payne Feb 20, 2018,
Feb 20, 2018, 18:35
Wednesday: A chance of freezing rain after noon.
Today the freezing drizzle/rain and sleet will continue with temperatures staying in the 20s for most of the day with some spots getting in the low 30s by this afternoon.
An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Kansas City and surrounding counties as freezing rain moves through the area.
More than 100 area schools canceled class Tuesday.
Luckily, the flooding isn't expected to be too bad, unless the storm clouds decide to sit over one particular area for the next couple of days, meteorologists said Monday. The high for the day will reach only 29 degrees, so any water on roadways has the potential to refreeze.
Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday.
Tomorrow mostly cloudy with highs slightly warmer in the 30s with northeast wind 5-15 miles per hour.
Wednesday, expect a high of 33, with snow showers, sleet and freezing rain possible on Wednesday night, according to the weather service. Wind chill values as low as -2. That's why there is a flood watch in effect south and east of Dane County. For meteorological winter, Madison has received 27.2 inches, 5.9 inches below normal. The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) rose to 3.31 inches, 0.47 inches below normal.
Far Northwest Kansas can expect a trace to 1 inch of snow by tomorrow morning as well.