Weather Alert for Bates County

Bates County is under a Winter Weather Advisory that will be in effect until 6pm on Tuesday, February 20th.

Freezing rain is expected across Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and Bates County. There will be periods of light to moderate freezing rain with a few embedded thunderstorms that will be tracked East across the reason throughout the afternoon.

Ice accumulations are expected to be between a tenth and three tents of an inch. The higher amounts of ice will mainly accumulate on higher surfaces where temperatures are in the 20s or below.

The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, so drivers are encouraged to drive safely and cautiously. Remember you cannot always see black ice from the driver’s seat.