Weather Blog - Slick Spots This Morning & Snow Is In Tonight's Forecast

11 PM Tuesday Night Forecast
Posted at 7:01 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 13:23:48-05

1245 PM Blog update...The previous blog is below.

Good afternoon bloggers,

One system is exiting while the next one is approaching. Tuesday morning proved that it does not take much to cause issues as there were many accidents. The water from the rain froze as a dusting to 1/2" of snow fell. This was the recipe for slick conditions.

Our next storm arrives tonight after 9-10 PM and will produce all snow. Amounts will not be that high, but roads will get slick quick and will be slick for the Wednesday morning rush hour.

The details on this next storm and a look into some rather odd seasonal snow totals are in the 5 minute video below.

Have a great rest of your week, stay healthy and be careful on the roads.
Jeff Penner

Good morning bloggers,

Snow fell overnight beginning with a fascinating band of snow showers that moved across KC last night around 10 PM. Another band of snow showers moved in after midnight, and then snow is in the forecast for later tonight.

Snow January 26 With Rainbow & Sunny

Here are Sunny & Rainbow The Weather Dogs out early around 6 AM this morning to experience the dusting to 1/2" of snow that fell. There are slick spots as temperatures have dropped into the 20s. We will be in the 20s for the next 48 hours, so bundle up as one of the colder stretches of winter is in progress.

7 PM Tuesday Night Forecast

The next storm system will be approaching from the southwest. At 7 PM, shown above, you can see an area of snow organizing over central and western Kansas. This is heading east and northeast, and look where it tracks by around 11 PM:

11 PM Tuesday Night Forecast

Those are bands of fairly heavy snow. And, we are forecasting a dusting to 2" of snow in most of our Kansas City viewing area tonight into early Wednesday. The storm approaching Kansas City tonight will go through a transition by Wednesday morning. New areas of snow will begin forming over southern Missouri and when this happens, the snow forming over the Kansas City region will likely rapidly fall apart. This will limit the totals and some areas may only get a dusting as a result. If the new areas of snow develop just a bit later I can see a few spots getting more than 2" tonight, so we will be monitoring this closely. Here is a look at what happens by around sunrise Wednesday:

6 AM Wednesday Forecast

By 6 AM, shown above, the area of snow that was moving in will be weakening, with those new areas of snow forming near the Arkansas border. Temperatures will be in the 20s, so there will be many slick spots on Wednesday morning.

Kansas City Weather Time-Line:

  • Today: Cloudy with a few snow flurries. Temperatures have dropped into the 20s and there are tricky slick and icy spots around the KC metro area this morning. Temperatures will be staying in the 20s. The area of snow that will affect tonight will be developing way out west by the end of the day. High: 28°
  • Tonight: A 100% chance of snow developing by midnight. Snow will begin a couple hours earlier west of the state line and then spread east. There may be brief heavy snow with accumulations of a dusting to 2" likely by morning. With temperatures in the 20s there will be very slick conditions developing in the areas that receive the heavier snowfall. Low: 17°
  • Wednesday: Snow ending before sunrise tapering to a few flurries. High: 24°

The new data is coming in, and the first model in shows around 1" to 3" in the KC metro area by morning, beginning in that time range I discussed above, around 11 PM. Now, this is one of the snowier models. The Euro model only had a dusting on last night's run. Based on what I see, we will have that dusting to 2", and there may be a narrow band or two that gets more. Jeff Penner will be updating the blog early this afternoon.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog, and sharing in this weather experience. Have a great Tuesday.