A mix of patchy freezing drizzle, light freezing rain and snow is possible Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
Look for decreasing clouds Thursday afternoon with highs in the bone-chilling teens and 20s but gusty northerly winds topping 35 to 40 miles per hour at times, will make it feel much colder.
Drivers in the Kansas City area should be careful Tuesday, transportation officials warned, because road crews will not be able to pretreat roads in advance of anticipated freezing rain.
An ice storm is expected to move through the Chicago area Tuesday evening, threatening to drop over a quarter-inch of ice and make travel almost impossible on untreated surfaces.
Freezing rain is expected in southwestern Ontario overnight into early Wednesday morning.
Periods of rain will continue on Thursday, as temperatures hit 5 C before tapering back down to below freezing daytime highs. So this is going to be more of an ice event vs snow. Watch out for slick spots on untreated surfaces. Temperatures late Saturday are running a full 20-degrees warmer in some locations. Four to 10 inches of snow are expected with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.
Parts of Kansas will warm-up a bit Wednesday afternoon before another shot of Arctic air arrives later in the day when a strong cold front plows across our state. With highs stuck in the upper 10s to mid 20s and breezy conditions, wind chills will be in the single digits both above and below zero.