FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory Friday with bands of light-to-moderate snowfall expected most of the day.
StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says most people within our area will see 3-5 inches of snowfall by Friday evening with snow-packed roads. In some areas, sleet and freezing rain also are possible, making roads dangerous.
Drivers should be prepared for very low visibility. The worst conditions are expected mid-morning through mid-afternoon.
Dozens of schools across the metro canceled classes before the winter storm hits.
"Moderate snow and temperatures in the mid-10s are not good combinations. Road crews will have their hands full the bulk of today," Little said. "We are also keeping an eye on another wave of winter weather Saturday night into early Sunday."
Friday Snow Details
Timeline: Accumulating snow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Snow will begin to break up late afternoon but still expect waves of light snow through 7 p.m.
Type: All snow
Totals: Widespread 3-5 inches, heavier pockets possible of Kansas City metro.
Travel impacts: Snow-packed roads all day and evening.
Saturday Snow Details
Timeline: Begins by 5 p.m. lasting through early morning hours Sunday.
Type: Begins as winter mix to all snow late evening.
Totals: Widespread 1-3 inches, bands of sleet may also mix in to these totals.
Travel impacts: Additional aggravation with snow packed roads expected for the Kansas City metro and all points north along I-70
Cold weather returns and lingers into the weekend with single-digit windchills.
With this next round of winter weather Kansas City, MO, officials say this could once again hamper trash and recycling efforts throughout the city on Friday and could cause delays in service. For the past several weeks, ice and snow has made trash and recycling collection problematic.
“We’ve been facing a very tough set of circumstances, weather-wise, since early January,” said Michael Shaw, solid waste division manager. “But we will continue to push on.”
City crews will be working all weekend to get trash and recycling collected and during inclement weather, solid waste officials ask KCMO residents to set their trash and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. to help with pick-up efforts.
In addition to collecting trash and recycling, city crews are also still picking up the limbs and branches left in the wake of the mid-January snowstorm.
If crews miss your trash pickup, call the 311 Action Center or 816-513-1313.