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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Kansas City area

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 15:49:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winter’s next act is on the way.

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Kansas City area in a Winter Weather Advisory from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Total snow accumulations of one to three inches are possible, with the higher amounts north. An additional dusting of snow up to 1 inch is possible Sunday, too.

Northern portions of the viewing area — including St. Joseph, Maryville and Savannah — are also included in the advisory, though the advisory runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

41 Action News meteorologist Jeff Penner says an additional snow storm could arrive on Monday. The two storms in total could drop more than three inches of snow on the area.

With extreme cold in the forecast for the next seven to 10 days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it would increase releases from Gavins Point Dam by 2,000 cubic feet per second to 19,000 cubic feet per second midday Friday.

"The much colder temperatures have the potential to cause or exacerbate ice formation on tributaries and the main stem of the lower Missouri River," the Army Corps said in a statement.

The increased water flow should help prevent some ice accumulation.