Weather blog: Tracking winter weather in autumn in Kansas City

Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 15:35:30-04

Good Sunday bloggers,

Are we about to see accumulating snow for the third straight October? It looks like it, and if we do, it will be the first time that has happened in recorded history in KC. 2019 saw three measurable snows in October, the most ever. 2018 we had our earliest measurable snow in history, October 14th. Now to October 2020.

It looks like a mixture of snow and sleet will begin after 3-4 AM Monday. Periods of snow and sleet are likely Monday with a dusting to 3" possible. The higher amounts, at this time, look to be northwest of Kansas City. There are two main reasons why. One, sleet may be more prevalent south. Two, the temperatures are critical, see the graphic below.

It looks like it will be colder northwest, so more snow will stick. This not only impacts amounts on the grass, but it will also determine the slickness of the roads. This is not set yet, and we will be watching the radar and temperatures like a hawk.

A detailed look at this wintry forecast is contained in the video below. Stay with 41 Action News and we'll keep you advised.

Have a great week and stay healthy.