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  • Big snow on its way

  • The area could get a major snowstorm tonight and Sunday. The National Weather Service says 6 to 10 inches of snow could fall this weekend.

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  • The area could get a major snowstorm tonight and Sunday. The National Weather Service says 6 to 10 inches of snow could fall this weekend.
    The area is under a winter storm watch from this evening through Sunday evening. The Weather Service says the exact track of the storm remains unclear but it’s likely that t
    “Confidence is increasing that a broad winter storm will impact the entire area beginning Saturday night and continuing through the day Sunday,” the Weather Service says in its storm watch update posted late Friday. It adds, “There is the potential for total snowfall accumulations between 6 to 10 inches ... with locally higher amounts possible.”
    Driving conditions could become hazardous.
    Although the Weather Service says 6 to 10 inches is likely across much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri – even a foot in spots – its forecast calls for a little less than that in Eastern Jackson County: Today, a 70 percent chance of rain or snow before 1 p.m., then just rain. Little or no accumulation of snow. There could be some thunder. The rain continues until 10 p.m., then it’s rain and snow until 1 a.m., then all snow. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent, and two to four inches of snow accumulation is expected. It’ll be chilly, with a low of 28 and a wind out of the northeast at 11 to 15 mph and gusts up to 22 mph.
    The heavy snow continues until about 1 p.m. Sunday, with another 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. The high is near 33. On Sunday evening, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow, with much accumulation, and it would be over by about 1 a.m. There could be some scattered flurries Monday, with a high of 36.
    Sunny skies return Tuesday, with a high of 39, followed by highs of 49 Wednesday, 55 Thursday and 58 Friday.

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