Tuesday was just an increasingly colder day across the region. As we discussed yesterday, temperatures just keep dropping through the day. Most of us were in the upper 30s at 6 a.m., lower 30s by the noon hour and into the mid-20s by 8 p.m.
Today we won’t see much of a warm up. We’ll see some sun, but that won’t help much with the Arctic air mass that has settled in. Temperatures will continue to be in the 20s and lower 30s through Friday, we’ll see some warming on Sunday as temperatures will creep above freezing.
Most notable about the next couple days is the snow chances for eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Most of the snow fall will be to our north, it will begin to move through after 6 p.m. and continue through mid-morning on Thursday.
We’re right on the edge of the snow. We’ll see mostly less than a half inch of possible accumulation. As you move to the north snowfall accumulation increases. Clinton could see one inch of snow and areas in central Missouri could see as much as two inches of snow.
We’ll keep an eye on the storm track, just to see if it tracks to the south, which would give us a better chance for accumulation. So don’t count on getting a snow day on Thursday. At this point I just don’t see significant totals, and with the atmosphere being below freezing I don’t see an issue with any icing of roadways.
Here’s your Quickcast:
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Snowfall chances of 30 percent, with increasing chances to the north. Lows in the mid-teens.
Thursday: Snow chances continue through mid-day. Highs in the lower 20s.
Thursday night: Clearing and cooler. Lows near the single digits.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies, and a bit warmer. Highs in the mid-20s.