The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kansas City area.
The advisory lasts until 1 p.m. Friday.
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The area saw SNOWFLAKES on May 2 and the longest winter seemingly ever continued with snow lasting throughout the morning. And yes, the calendar says today is May 3 not March 3.
Some wrecks were reported on slick roads, but no major problems occurred. Some areas saw up to 3 inches of snow, including more than two inches in the Lee's Summit area. The snow has pushed off to the east. Rain chances continue throughout Friday.
KCTV5 meteorologist Hallie Shulman is calling for a trace of snow to up to 4 inches of snow in the area. Shulman said the snow would stick on grassy surfaces, but likely not roads.
She said the snow isn't likely to stick on area roads and highways, but some slick spots are likely so motorists should use caution.
Thursday's cold rain will transition to a snow/sleet mix by Thursday evening, Shulman said.
"As we head into the late evening and overnight, the sleet/rain/snow mixture should change to a wet snow with occasional sleet," she said.
Temperatures will stay in the low to mid-30s overnight with northerly winds at 10 to 20 mph resulting in colder wind chills.
Area public works agencies are scrambling to deal with unprecedented snow in May.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has been working all day in preparation.
Workers have been putting plows back on 160 of their trucks, which is 80 percent of their fleet.
"Normally, these trucks don't have all these snowplows and spreaders and everything on them. That equipment had been put away, basically, for our spring and summer and fall. So, we had to get them all re-equipped out and started back in again today," Wess Murray, of MODOT, said.
While the trucks are going to be ready, the streets will not be. With all the truck preparation, crews have not had time to pre-treat the highways with salt or even get salt into the trucks.
Crews are going to be working 24-hour shifts and are keeping a close eye on bridges and elevated areas where slick spots develop first. By comparison, workers saw just 12-hour shifts during February's major winter storms.
SHARE YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS BY EMAILING THEM TO YOURPHOTOS@KCTV5.COM.
The good news is the threat of snow will end Friday afternoon, leaving us with a cold rain for Saturday.
Temperatures will climb over the weekend with a high in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday.
"Isolated rain will be possible Sunday with mostly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures," Shulman said.
The best news?
"It will be much warmer to start the workweek with temperatures returning to the mid-70s by midweek," Schulman concluded.
Friday, March 7 2014 8:49 PM EST2014-03-08 01:49:13 GMT
Authorities say they are trying to determine how a toddler and a 40-year-old man died.The bodies were found about 10:30 a.m. Friday inside a residence in Camden County. The home is in the 7300 block ofMore >
Authorities say they are trying to determine how a toddler and a 40-year-old man died.More >
Friday, March 7 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-03-08 01:07:03 GMT
A 19-year-old woman is accused of abandoning her dead baby in a Johnson County cave while a man is accused of burning the baby's body.Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Stoppy announced Friday eveningMore >
A 19-year-old woman is accused of abandoning her dead baby in a Johnson County cave while a man is accused of burning the baby's body.More >
Friday, March 7 2014 10:38 PM EST2014-03-08 03:38:29 GMT
An attorney who was drunk when he plowed into a state highway worker was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison.David Murdock apologized to the family of Clifton Scott who was killed in SeptemberMore >
An attorney who was drunk when he plowed into a state highway worker was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison.More >
Friday, March 7 2014 2:29 PM EST2014-03-07 19:29:46 GMT
A Missouri state representative is the subject of increased security after he received harsh letters, e-mails and tweets because of a bill he introduced in the legislature. Rep. Randy Dunn, a DemocratMore >
A Missouri state representative is the subject of increased security after he received harsh letters, emails and tweets because of a bill he introduced in the Legislature.More >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-06 16:52:13 GMT
The Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours. Officials say the calls started aroundMore >
The Emergency Communications Center in Nashville says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours.More >
A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was charged Friday with attempted murder and child abuse, with authorities saying the children...More >
After she drove her minivan into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, authorities say a pregnant South Carolina woman tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her three screaming children from the water that...More >
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.More >
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located...More >