Weather Blog: Rare October winter storm will produce a dusting to 2"

Posted: 6:51 AM, Oct 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-30 08:17:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Good morning KC,

The storm system is approaching our area. Early today, the radar is not showing a lot of precipitation. We are expecting the storm to produce increasing areas of drizzle and snow by this afternoon and evening.

The amount of snow is being reduced due to the inactivity this morning. We are still forecasting a dusting to 2 inches of snow and we will be monitoring this closely on 41 Action News. The best chance of heavier snow will be later this afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will continue to hover just above freezing, and this is great news for the roads. The roads are just wet, and this will continue to be the case through late this afternoon. After the sun sets tonight, temperatures will drop and there will likely be a few slick spots developing. The storm will also be moving away.

The outlook for Halloween is good for trick or treating with the sun returning tomorrow.

Weather Timeline:

  • Now - noon: Cloudy with a mixture of light precipitation. Temperatures will be just above freezing allowing for just wet roads.
  • Noon - 4 p.m.: Snow increases just a bit with a dusting to a 1/2 inch possible on grassy surfaces. Temperatures still above freezing, so just wet roads.
  • 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Light to moderate snow bands move by with an additional dusting to 2 inches possible. Temperatures will begin dropping to below freezing and a few slick spots will develop.
  • Thursday: Becoming sunny and dry for trick or treating. High: 41 degrees.

Have a great day, and stay with 41 Action News and we'll keep you advised! This storm may still have a trick or two, and it is Halloween eve, so we will be monitoring it closely.