Chicago area expected to see snow Saturday, with accumulation south of city


"We'll see snow develop over the area as the night progresses Friday", said Winters.

It's looking more likely that the Kansas City area will wake up Saturday morning to a blanket of snow. With highs in the mid 30s, wind chills will be in the 20s thanks to a north wind that could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. A heavy, wet snow will likely occur late Friday into early Saturday morning along the I-70 corridor through IL.

The storm will move through the Plains on Friday, and spread snow into the area on Saturday. This will produce storm total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts. Highs will be in the upper 30s-low 40s.

Snow accumulations are expected with this storm. The heaviest snow will target central and western Kansas where 4 to 7 inches will be possible by midday Saturday but only an inch or two for the south-central and southeast.

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Winter Storm Watches & Warnings are lined up just south & southwest of our viewing area. "While an additional 1" maybe 2" is possible we're still going to be dealing with the bulk of the snow from this storm system occurring before sunrise. Note on the map below the far-reaching extent of heavy snow.

Portions of central Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont and extreme southern Maryland.

Light rain showers will first fall in northern Missouri early Friday afternoon, then turn over to a wintry mix during the evening hours.