We're all crossing our fingers and hoping for the best with this winter storm system. Most schools in the area have already closed. Be safe!

Winter Weather is overspreading the area this morning. Areas will see snow this morning transition to freezing rain and sleet throughout the morning hours. As we move through the afternoon and evening freezing rain and sleet will transition to rain as temperatures move above freezing. Areas north of Interstate 70 will see 1-3 inches of snow with areas south seeing little snow and greater ice accumulations of a tenth to a quarter of an inch.

Here's the forecast for the Sedalia/Whiteman AFB/Warrensburg area according to the National Weather Service:

Friday
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 1pm and 2pm, then freezing rain after 2pm. High near 34. South southeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.2 to 0.4 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night
Rain, mainly before midnight. Low around 31. South southeast wind 14 to 18 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 29 by 9am. West northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 24.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 39.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.