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KC metro included in Blizzard Warning for Sunday

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 00:12:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area is bracing for the biggest winter storm in several years.

A blizzard warning, initially in effect for areas across northern Missouri, was extended south to include the Kansas City metro area late Saturday night.

41 Action News Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak predicts snow will start falling in the northern part of the metro starting around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

LATEST FORECAST

Preparations were underway across the metro, including in Grandview to the south and at Kansas City International Airport to the north.

As of Saturday night, forecast totals for the Kansas City metro range from 4 to 9 inches, with higher amounts generally north.

But any change in the storm's track could dramatically alter those accumulations.

If the track dips farther south, KC could see more snow. If it lifts to the north, less snow would fall in the metro.

Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s on Sunday accompanied by strong winds with gusts possible as high as 45 mph, creating blizzard-like conditions because of the blowing snow.

CLOSINGS, DELAYS

Travel is discouraged, especially north of the metro.

Stay tuned to 41 Action News — on air, online and on your mobile device — for the latest on conditions and church closings throughout Sunday morning as well as if there are any school closings on Monday.