Snow, Snow/Rain, and Rain Begins Wednesday
Another front moves through the area by mid-week so get ready for more slow and go commutes. The good news? By the first of next week we could see temps around 50 degrees.
A very cold morning to start out the day with temperatures in the single digits and wind chill values into the negative values. We will quickly heat up into the 20s and 30s by the afternoon and will even go above freezing south of the Missouri River. A long duration winter storm system will approach the area tonight with snow starting in eastern KS and into western MO by midnight. This snow will move east over the entire area with a switch to a rain and snow mix in the afternoon Wednesday for all but northern Missouri. This rain and snow mix will likely last through Thursday late morning before turning to all rain until sunset. After sunset on Thursday all precipitation will quickly turn to snow and last on and off through Friday. Overall totals will be 1-2” south of the Missouri River and 2-5” north of the river. Any slight change in surface temperature could have major impacts on snow totals, so please keep a close eye on the forecast as we move into the middle of the week.
Here's the forecast for the Sedalia/Whiteman AFB/Warresnburg area according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill:
TodayCloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 33. Light south southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.TonightA slight chance of snow after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.WednesdaySnow likely before noon, then rain and snow. High near 37. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.Wednesday NightRain and snow. Low around 34. South wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.ThursdayRain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.Thursday NightRain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.FridayA chance of snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Friday NightCloudy, with a low around 30.SaturdayMostly cloudy, with a high near 39.Saturday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 28.SundayMostly sunny, with a high near 47.Sunday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 31.MondayPartly sunny, with a high near 50.