Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday

Strong thunderstorms headed for San Antonio

According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service, there will be a break in precipitation this afternoon (Monday), before another round of wintry weather moves back into the area tonight.

Colder air will infiltrate from the north, allowing for freezing rain to develop in our northern areas during the afternoon and central sections in the evening through overnight.

The winter storm "will result in hard travel conditions this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon", according to the NWS.

Mixed precipitation is expected. As far as ice accumulations go, I think we are looking at a total of sleet and ice around a quarter inch in and around Kansas City.

The ice will result in hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday.

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The warning was issued early Tuesday morning and will remain in place until 6 p.m. The heaviest snow with the second round of precipitation will mainly impact western into central Minnesota. This is bringing a return to winter conditions, with freezing rain likely holding off for several more hours.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 26.

Wednesday will be quiet and sunny as temperatures try to warm to near freezing.

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to at least six accidents since 7:30 a.m.

Madison's record snowfall for February 17 is 4.9 inches in 1975.

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