If you’re going to Chiefs parade, be careful; a winter weather advisory is in effect until Wednesday night

photo by: National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Douglas County residents traveling to Kansas City on Wednesday for the Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade might encounter snowfall. The county is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

“I advise anybody who is going to Kansas City to give yourself plenty of extra time,” said Matt Wolters, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “More time than you think it might take, especially considering there might be a lot of people trying to get downtown.”

Wolters said the most snowfall is expected between 6 a.m. and noon Wednesday. Douglas County is expected to receive about one inch, while the Kansas City area might see about half an inch more.

“It will make things a little more difficult,” he said.

The winter weather advisory went into place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, but Wolters said that while light snowfall might occur Tuesday afternoon, the bulk will be during the morning Wednesday. Ice might accumulate up to a tenth of an inch.