The metro area is bracing for it's first major snowfall of the season. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Most of Saturday will remain dry according to WOWT 6. As the rain switches to snow late Saturday night there could be a couple hour of intense snowfall, along with very gusty north winds. This will cause limited visibility and make travel difficult.
The snow will last into the late morning to around the lunch hour before tapering off in the metro. Snow will hang on longer closer to the Missouri and Kansas borders. The heaviest amounts are expected south of the metro, closer to Missouri and Kansas were as much as 6 to 8 inches may fall.
In the metro area, lighter amounts are expected, generally in the 2 to 4 inch range, though a few locations may see slightly lower amounts. The wind will continue to have an impact even after the snow stops falling, producing blowing and drifting snow through the rest of Sunday, along with very cold wind chills.
Once the snow moves out, quiet and cold conditions are expected for next week.