National Weather Service issues ice storm warning for Kansas City metro
- Author: Jon Douglas Feb 20, 2018,
Feb 20, 2018, 18:33
We are tracking some more active weather for Thursday through Saturday with scattered rain/snow chances each day.
Tonight partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the teens.
Thunderstorms on Tuesday morning are moving across the Oklahoma City area, and there is a chance for freezing rain Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service reports.
The Marion County Road Department has pre-treated many area roads, and will be back out at 4 a.m.to try and keep county highways ice free.
The warning was issued early Tuesday morning and will remain in place until 6 p.m.
"Ice accumulations up to 0.1" are possible in the metro with higher amounts east and south of the metro.
The wintry mix could continue into Friday morning before sun comes out later in the day, with a high of 39.
Freezing rain could occur in the early morning hours and then return in the afternoon.
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms: Isolated storms may produce up to 1 inch hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Wind chill values as low as -2.
The Weather Service said the chances for rain are 100 percent Monday, 90 percent Monday night and Tuesday, and 30 percent Tuesday night, with possible rain totals of a quarter- to half-inch Monday and again Tuesday, and some freezing rain possible mixing in Monday night.
The flood watch means that area rivers will be rising.
The record precipitation (rain and melted snow) total on February 19 was 0.86 inches in 1971. For the snow season (since July 1), Madison has received 27.5 inches, 9.7 inches below normal.