Tom Talks: This is going to be a big snow event for us - KCTV5

Tom Talks: This is going to be a big snow event for us

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FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

KCTV5 Meteorologist Tom Wachs says significant snow will arrive into the Kansas City area by mid-morning Thursday, and he says most areas will see at least 6 inches of snow.

"This is going to be a big snow event for us," Wachs said Wednesday.

The winter weather system will produce big, wet snow and bring winds of up to 30 mph.

The snowflakes will be seen in the area by 6 to 7 a.m., Wachs said.

Significant snow will fall between 9 a.m. and noon with a chance for some sleet mixing in midday.

Conditions will deteriorate quickly.

Wachs said some areas in Kansas City could see eight or more inches of snow especially north of Interstate 70 while some areas north of Kansas City could see over a foot of snow.

Areas southeast of Kansas City will see sleet mix that will limit snow totals to three to six inches. Those areas include Clinton and Pleasant Hill.

The snow will taper off Thursday night.

Temperatures will be in the 20s on Thursday, but rebound to the 40s by Sunday despite the snow pack.

KCTV5 Meteorologist Gary Amble said he hopes schools will consider pre-emptively canceling classes Thursday rather than risk difficulties getting students home.

Power outages are possible.

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