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Weather Blog: Snowy Saturday, Chiefs Sunday

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 14:41:50-05

Good Saturday afternoon bloggers,

This has been one heck of a storm. Today there is more severe weather heading through the southeast USA. At least 3 people have died in Louisiana in severe weather with this storm. We have seen rain, wind, thunderstorms, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, sleet and snow in just two days! We are now in the last part of this storm.

The snow will end across the area from west to east between 2 PM and 5 PM. Total snowfall will be mostly in the 1"-3" range. A few locations to the east could see 4". These amounts are slightly less than the 3"-6" we had forecast. The main part of the storm that is causing our snow is a bit weaker than we anticipated. But, this has been a highly complex storm and we did forecast all of the weather items listed above.

If the sky clears tonight the conditions will be favorable for freezing fog as we will have a light wind, considerable moisture at ground level and temperatures dropping even further. If it stays cloudy, the chance of freezing fog is much lower as we will not get the dropping temperatures needed to condense out the low level moisture. If we get freezing fog, it will certainly make it more slick, if that is possible, Sunday morning.

Now to Sunday. The Chiefs game has been an after thought in the weather department. But, that will change fast Sunday. Right now it looks pretty decent for the Chiefs game considering the way it is out there today. There is a weak system that will race by Sunday after 4 PM. It could bring snow and sleet showers along and north of I-70. We do not expect any major issues around here. Temperatures may try to crack the freezing point tomorrow afternoon as well.

Our next winter storm is possible next Friday-Saturday. We will have more on that Sunday.

Have a great and safe weekend. GO CHIEFS!