Hawila’s Heads Up: Tuesday Update

After an incredible Friday and Saturday with well above average temperatures and a decent amount of sunshine, big changes loom for the upcoming workweek.

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We’ve been monitoring a potential winter storm for more than a week now to affect our area Monday night through Tuesday evening. Our preliminary forecast had the track of the system passing virtually right over the KC metro.

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After looking at days worth of data, including the very latest this weekend, our preliminary forecast still looks to be right on the money. The current forecast track of this system would keep the heaviest and most significant snow well to the north of the metro. Cities like Maryville, MO over toward Bethany, MO will likely see a moderate to high impact winter event this Tuesday. The most significant snow, at this time, appears likely to fall around Omaha and east into central Iowa where 8” or more of snow is possible. In the metro, rain is expected to start falling overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning. The Tuesday morning commute will likely come with periods of rain and gusty wind. As colder air pulls into the system as it departs to our northeast, a change over to a period of snow showers is expected Tuesday evening. While not much accumulation is anticipated in the metro, a general dusting to two inches will be possible. Precipitation aside, winds will also be a factor as gusts could be 35 MPH or better at times Tuesday. Temperatures will crash into the lower 20s overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. This will also create some slick spots Wednesday morning. We’re still monitoring every new piece of data we receive, so some changes are certainly possible. With that being said, there is fairly strong agreement at this time so dramatic changes are not expected, but can never be ruled out.

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