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Weather models: 'Significant snow' expected Sunday

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 23:47:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Those in the Kansas City metro can expect significant snow during the day on Sunday, heading into the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Denver Broncos, according to weather models.

One or 2 inches might fall during the game, which would be impacting if that much falls in those three hours. The timing is about the same as previously forecasted, and the first wave will pass by early Sunday night with snow tapering off to flurries.

We expect some school closings on Monday, as there should be enough snow, combined with temperatures in the 20s and many roads will become and remain slick into Monday.

Before 6 a.m. Sunday, it will be dry with snow developing west of Kansas City.

Between 7 a.m. and noon (also kickoff time for the Chiefs), snow will spread into the Kansas City metro area and increase. There is a chance the snow might become heavy as tailgating begins. The first 1/2" to 1" might accumulate.

Snow will increase Sunday afternoon and possibly be heavy at times. Accumulations of 2 inches to 5 inches are likely. The winds will not be that strong, so the snow should accumulate effectively.

After 6 p.m. Sunday, the snow will taper off to flurries.

On Monday, there is a chance of the second wave from this storm. This one is likely to begin around 9 a.m. and last until around 3 p.m. Kansas City is on the northern edge of this second system. South of Kansas City by a county or two might have an extra 2 inches or 3 inches of snow. This might shift north a bit, or south a bit, and we will be monitoring this closely.