National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning

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By TALK 980am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The entire Kansas City area is included in a Winter Storm Warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service. The warning begins at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through 9 p.m. Saturday. 

The forecast for Friday calls for rain, which is expected to begin to freeze after 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Precipitation will turn into a wintry mix or freezing rain and sleet, then switch to snow during the overnight hours into Saturday. 

There is a strong chance for icy road conditions, with snow accumulating on the ice.

A complicated wintry mess begins today and continues through Sat night. Rain/freezing rain/sleet/snow are all possible.In addition, thunderstorm will bring heavy rain to central Missouri and could lead to flash flooding in some areas.

— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) January 10, 2020

Road conditions could remain dangerous on Sunday, when large numbers of football fans will head to Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs' 2:05 p.m. playoff game against the Houston Texans.