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Kansas City under winter weather advisory until 9 a.m.; freezing rain could impact Thursday commute

Posted at 7:21 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 06:15:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Kansas City metro area because of expected freezing rain that could impact the Thursday morning commute.

The advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday and lasts until 9 a.m. Thursday.

A weak system on Wednesday evening will bring a wintry mix to the area that could include a mixture of light freezing rain, snow and sleet.

Snow accumulations of up to 1 inch are possible, as well as ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas along the Interstate 70 corridor north to 36 Highway are expected to see the greatest impacts.

The National Weather Service said that “hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.”

This won’t be the end of wintry weather for the area: A strong system will arrive Friday night, bringing another round of accumulating snowfall ahead of an arctic blast at the end of the weekend.

Follow the 41 Action News weather team for the latest forecast and information.