Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday

Freezing rain expected to make Monday morning difficult

National Weather Service reminds residents of impacts of freezing rain

Forecasters say a winter storm will produce two rounds of freezing rain, which could cause hard travel, tree damage and power outages in some areas.

With a stalled boundary in north Oklahoma, temperatures are at or below freezing. Lots of reports coming in of slick spots as the freezing drizzle glazes cars and roads.

Go ahead and keep an umbrella and raincoat handy, and be prepared to drive slowly. This will create very slick roads, bridges and other elevated surfaces. Even some of the on/off ramps and traffic circles could be icy too.

Emergency responders were called to at least one instance of a auto stuck in high water on Elgin Street just south of McGalliard Road mid-morning Monday, even after barricades had been set up earlier to keep cars out of the flooded section of roadway.

Thunderstorms could cause flooding on Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

More northerly winds are on the way for Wednesday and it'll stay cold here in Kansas with highs in the 30s. It's still wintertime after all - and that's what clear skies will do this time of the year!

Freezing rain and drizzle is expected to linger throughout the first half of the day, according to News-Press Now Meteorologist Molly Bernard. There is a chance for some light snow late Wednesday into Thursday as well. However, none of this timing is set in stone - so we'll be watching as the forecast undoubtedly changes between now and Thursday afternoon. As luck would have it, another cold front is scheduled to arrive Saturday and it brings at least a 40% storm chance into the picture. Here's a look at the rain forecast for the next week.

The wintry mix could continue into Friday morning before sun comes out later in the day, with a high of 39. Let's get through the next few days - so we can all bask in the milder spring-like weather next week!

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