An unusual weather pattern is headed toward the listening area.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike July:

Mike July

The slow-moving system has already brought significant amounts of snow to the west.  An area of rain is expected to hit Carrollton by the mid-afternoon, and once the sun goes down snow is predicted to hit the listening area.

As much as half an inch of accumulation is possible.  Areas in the north of Missouri could receive 2 to 4 inches.  The heaviest snows will be confined along and west of I-35.  July said the ground temperatures are warm enough that much of the snow will melt on contact.

The system is expected to stick around for the next few days.  “Then we’ll have periods of rain and snow later on this evening.  And then it will change back to rain tomorrow during the daylight hours.  We’ll warm up enough.  And the main snow will be occurring late tonight,” said July.

The last time measurable snow was recorded in the Kansas City area was May 3rd of 1907.