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5 things to know about Tuesday's storm

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 18:33:11-05

Tuesday's storm will bring heavy rain in the morning with heavy snow staying north and northwest of St. Joseph with strong gusty winds out of the northwest.

Here are five things to know about the storm system heading our way: 

1. It will stay well above freezing until at least 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

2. Precipitation for Kansas City will be all rain. Showers will move in after 11 p.m. Monday and increase throughout the overnight hours. Heaviest rain will fall from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Rainfall amounts could sit anywhere from .25” to 1”.

3. The storm is taking track #1 from last week, so if you are traveling north on I-29 OR I-35, travel will be hazardous once you get into Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday.

4. Gusty winds (30-45 mph) with this storm will cause visibility issues from here with rain to Nebraska and Iowa with the snow making for blizzard-like conditions up there. 

5. Once the storm moves out late Tuesday night, temperatures will fall. Tuesday will be in the upper 40s and fall into the 20s overnight and into Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon will struggle to get out of the upper 20s and lower 30s.

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Kalee Dionne can be reached at kalee.dionne@kshb.com

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