Treacherous Travel for Kansas City, St. Louis, Louisville
By By Katie Storbeck, Meteorologist
January 25, 2011, 6:10:15 AM EST
Snowflakes will fly over Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky today as a storm system edges eastward across the Plains. While significant accumulations are not expected, this system could still cause trouble for weekend travelers.
The snowstorm will drop 1 to 3 inches of snow from northeastern Kansas into western Kentucky today. The wintry weather will then advance towards the Ohio Valley overnight tonight.
Snow will mix with rain along the southern edge of the storm. The slushy mix could make untreated surfaces slippery in parts of southeastern Kansas and the northern parts of Arkansas and Mississippi before the day comes to a close.
On Saturday, this system spread snow from the Rockies and northern High Plains into Missouri by the evening hours. Around half a foot of snow piled up at some locations.
Gusty winds over Montana also led to significant blowing and drifting snow on Saturday. Drifts grew to 4 feet deep in spots, causing some vehicles to become stuck.
The snowstorm will not be as harsh today, but slick roads will still make for dangerous travel. Through tonight, portions of Interstates 70, 64, 44, 65, 57 and 55 could become snow covered and hazardous.
As the weekend wraps up, this system will join forces with a storm piling a few inches of snow over the Upper Midwest today and tonight. On Monday, the snow could lead to slow commutes in many Midwestern cities and towns, including Minneapolis, Green Bay, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
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