Several inches of snow possible this weekend in northeast Kansas

Several inches of snow possible this weekend in northeast Kansas

Lake-effect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

The precipitation is expected to arrive by Saturday afternoon or evening and perhaps continue into Sunday afternoon, National Weather Service forecasters said. It will be a gradual onset during the day Saturday with the roads likely not getting bad until the evening or even Saturday night when snowfall rates increase. Several inches of snow will be possible for these areas.

Our next storm will bring more snow to the mountains on Thursday night and that snow will spread across the Denver metro area by early Friday morning.

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The storm will move into the Kansas City area Friday, starting out as rain and drizzle that will transition to a wintry mix Friday afternoon. Highs on Saturday will reach the mid 30s, but afternoon wind chills will be in the mid to upper 20s. The Palmer Divide and neighborhoods on the west side of town could see around 3 to 6 inches of snow. Stay tuned for details. The heaviest snow would likely occur during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday. The highest amounts of snow will occur over southwest IL where totals could reach 8 to 9 inches.

If cold air hangs on a little longer, more snow could be expected.

The snow is expected to begin late Friday in central and southern IL, developing from a winter storm system in the southwestern U.S. Snow is expected to continue into Saturday, sometimes mixed with rain.

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