More snow is on the way today. The National Weather Service says portions of Kansas City received over seven inches of snow overnight with a widespread 4 to 8 inches falling across the greater Kansas City area Friday into Saturday morning and we’re not done.
The totals caught local forecasters off-guard who had originally believed 3–5 inches would fall. On Thursday, they were saying only 1-2 inches would blanket the area. The snow is the highest one-storm total we’ve seen in the area in many years.
Nearly 25,000 KCP&L customers do not have power this morning.
With breaks here and there, accumulating snow will continue all morning with additional light snow through the 7 p.m. hour. Up to an additional 4 inches is possible with accumulations heavier south of I-70.
Parts of Kansas City could receive up to 10 inches of snow by Saturday evening. Radar shows large areas of snow currently moving up from the south and southwest.
Roads are expected to be snow packed and slushy all day depending on your location.