KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are bracing for a winter storm that is expected to dump several inches of snow across the two states.

National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Bailey says the snow will begin falling across much of Kansas between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday. The snowfall is expected to spread across most of Missouri, except the southeast corner of the state, by early Wednesday afternoon.

Forecasts call for the western third of Kansas to get 2 to 4 inches of snow. The state’s heaviest accumulations are predicted in the northeast, where 8 to 10 inches is possible.

In Missouri, widespread 6- to 8-inch amounts are anticipated across the northern part of the state. Far south-central and southwest Missouri are expected to get no more than 3 inches of snow.