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Storm to bring heavy rain, snow chances to KC area

It was nice while it lasted.

Temperatures in the 70s across the Kansas City area will give way to rain and possibly snow overnight.

Rain and intermittent thunderstorms are in the area’s forecast tonight, with a chance of light snow early Monday.

A flood watch was expected to remain in effect through late tonight for several counties in Kansas and Missouri. A National Weather Service advisory said that heavy rain and river flooding are possible tonight, with widespread rain and occasional thunderstorms expected to affect the region south of an Atchison, Kan., to the Kirksville, Mo., area.

A flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain that might lead to flooding.

Earlier Sunday blizzard conditions and accidents forced the closure of Interstate 70 from Limon, Colo., to the Kansas line. Similar conditions were reported on Interstate 25 south of Denver.

The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for a large part of Kansas. Rain will begin to change over to snow after midnight across south-central Kansas, with snowfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible.

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