KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Entire Kansas City Metro is under a winter weather advisory until 3:00 PM Thursday.
A mixed sleet/ice will change to snow by Thursday morning. A dusting of snow up to 2 inches and an ice frost is possible in the Kansas City area, with heaviest snowfall in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, according to the FOX4 weather team.
People heading to work or school on Thursday morning should expect slippery road conditions and allow more time to reach their destination. Make sure you slow down and use caution while traveling.
FOX4 meteorologist Joe Lauria said there are a lot of things that need to happen that may not give us any snow from this.
“One problem is that there will likely be a hot layer that may take some time to cool down. If the flakes melt, it can’t snow here on the ground” he said in a tweet Wednesday evening. The second problem is to actually get the scale buildup, we need to have moisture in some key levels of the atmosphere.
Lauria said it could be problematic, especially after 3am on a Thursday or so for a while.
“There are subway signs of a dry slot coming in around that time for a few hours,” he said.
Lauria said school districts are in trouble.
“There should be periods of a winter mix during the early morning hours that could leave at least areas of glass out there,” he said. “Some data suggests a small pre-dawn lull with another mix arriving near dawn.”
FOX4 Meteorologist Joe Lauria will have ongoing updates on upcoming winter weather on FOX4 News at 10am.