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Tue January 29, 2013
Cold Air Hits KC, Snow Possible Tuesday Night
The Kansas City area is under a winter weather advisory beginning Tuesday night, with cold air moving in and storms, and even snow, expected to last through Wednesday morning.
The metro area saw springlike highs in the 70s Monday, but the temperature dropped rapidly Tuesday morning as cool gusts of wind and rain moved in.
Update 5:15pm: KMBC reports that the tornado watch has expired as expected. Roads will be wet for the Tuesday evening commute, and may be slick or icy by Wednesday morning. Snow is currently developing and will move toward the Kansas City area later Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 3 p.m. Tuesday for Linn and Miami counties in Kansas and Bates, Cass, Henry and Johnson counties in Missouri.
KMBC reports that snow will move in Tuesday night and blowing snow will likely make Wednesday morning's commute "challenging."
The New York Times reports that drastic temperature changes like those seen Tuesday morning are not that uncommon for Kansas City, since it sits "on a fence between the warm air of the south and the frigid air of the north."