A winter storm warning will be in effect from noon Saturday to noon Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The winter storm warning is for freezing rain and snow.
Areas along the Missouri River, including Wyandotte County, are under the winter storm warning.
Freezing rain is expected to develop overnight and slowly spread north through the morning and afternoon hours of Saturday.
Late Saturday afternoon through early Saturday evening, the freezing rain is expected to change to snow. The snow is expected to taper off and end by late Sunday morning.
Ice accumulations of one-tenth of an inch may reach from the northern part of Kansas City area to Moberly, Mo., by Saturday afternoon.
Snow amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible across the area from northern Kansas City and St. Joseph to Kirksville and Macon, Mo., with lower amounts from 2 to 4 inches elsewhere.
Roadways are expected to become very slick and snow-packed resulting in hazardous road conditions and possible downed tree limbs.
The storm is expected to cause travel difficulties. Residents should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.
The low temperature on Friday night will be 24 degrees, and the high on Saturday will be 32 degrees. Temperatures will drop to 22 overnight on Saturday night. Sunday's high will reach 26. Colder temperatures will move in with a low of 6 on Sunday night, and a high of 15 on Monday. On Monday night, temperatures may drop to 2 degrees, and then on Tuesday, temperatures rise to 31 degrees.
Residents may get up-to-date information on the weather at www.weather.gov, and enter their city and state.
For road information in Kansas, visit www.kandrive.org.
For highway information in the Kansas City area, visit www.kcscout.net.