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Snow likely on Veterans Day

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 23:24:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Veterans Day will likely have some snow, and the timing of this snow is important for whether or not there will be school closings. Government employees get the day off, but most schools are in session.

This is a fast-moving storm system that likely will produce around a three- to five-hour period of snow. It will be windy and cold.

Before 5 a.m., it is expected to stay dry with increasing north winds. The temperatures will drop to near 32 degrees. The road temperatures will be above 32 degrees. From 5 to 8 a.m., a mixture of precipitation will be forming with the roads becoming wet. The temperatures will fall into the 20s.

Between 8 a.m. and noon, the mixture likely will change to all snow and might briefly be moderate to heavy. Accumulations of a dusting to 1.5" will be possible. Because of the wind, snow will likely blow around on the roads. If more than 1/4" starts accumulating, many roads might become slick. Temperatures might fall to near 20 degrees during the noon hour.

The snow is expected to end between noon and 5 p.m., though it will be cold with wind chills near zero into the single digits. There might be a few slick spots for the evening rush hour, depending on how much snow fell. Temperatures will continue to drop after 5 p.m. with a clearing sky.

A warm up will arrive around Wednesday. While the storm is not big, it might still have some impacts with crashes and possibly a few school closings. The timing of the beginning of the snow might determine if there are any school closings.