Today’s warmer temperatures will quickly give way to a weekend dominated by snow, sleet, and freezing rain, bringing record cold temperatures with it.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City (Pleasant Hill) is watching a winter storm that will move through the area, producing precipitation late Saturday and continuing through Sunday. The northern half of Missouri could get upwards of six or more inches of snow by Monday morning.
“However, please note that not all areas indicated may see 6 plus inches of snow,” forecasters say. “There will likely be a narrow, but heavy band of snow to form where enhanced totals will be possible. Warmer air could allow sleet to be possible as precipitation forms Saturday night. This could also lower totals for some. This remains a very fluid forecast, so you are urged to continue to monitor for the latest totals and impacts.”
What forecasters are confident about are the record cold temperatures Sunday and Monday. Temperatures may not break 10 degrees on Sunday, which would be the coldest high temperature ever recorded in Kansas City during March. The record is 11 degrees set on March 4, 1978, according to NWS.
For information for your area, visit these NWS pages:
In northwest and western Missouri: Kansas City (Pleasant Hill)
In northeast and eastern Missouri: St. Louis
In southwest Missouri: Springfield
In southeast Missouri: Paducah, Ky.
Scotland and Clark counties: Davenport, Iowa