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12/30: Winter Storm Update

***UPDATE- 9:30 PM SUNDAY***The latest forecast data indicates snow will spread over the region after 6 am Monday. Snow is expected to develop from 6-7 a.m. near HWY 65 from Sedalia to Marshall and spread east to HWY 63, Columbia to Jefferson City from 7-8 a.m. Temperatures will hover near the freezing mark through the morning, climbing just above freezing in the afternoon as snow tapers off. Colder air will begin to move in during the late afternoon with temperatures falling into the 20s during the evening. Some freezing drizzle is possible mainly south of HWY 50 from late afternoon into early evening with a light glaze of ice possible. Occasional light snow will continue overnight ending as flurries early Tuesday morning. Snowfall accumulations of 3 inches look likely along the I-70 corridor, including Columbia, Jefferson City and Boonville with slightly lower amounts north and south. Please refer to Snow Tracker to the left for potential snowfall amounts in your area.***UPDATE- 1 PM SUNDAY***The winter storm for Monday is on track to bring measurable snow to Mid-Missouri with 2-4″ likely. Light snow will spread over the region from west to east from 5 to 8 a.m. Monday as temperatures will be near or just below freezing. Snow is expected to stick to roadways and slow travel is likely Monday morning. Snow amounts up to 2 inches are likely by noon. A decrease in precipitation is expected during the afternoon as snow tapers off to flurries. Snow picks up again in the evening but may mix with freezing drizzle in areas south of HWY 50. Occasional light snow will continue overnight as temperatures fall into the upper teens by morning. The snow will taper off to flurries near daybreak Tuesday and end. Slick roads are expected Monday night, especially those less traveled, bridges and overpasses. Travelers are urged to use caution and check the latest conditions before heading out. Please check back for updates.***ORIGINAL STORY***A winter storm will bring snow to Mid-Missouri for the last day of 2012. Light snow will overspread the region early Monday morning from 5 to 8 a.m. as temperatures hover near the freezing mark. Slick roads are possible for the morning commute and into mid-morning as temperatures remain near freezing. The snow could mix with rain in areas along and south of HWY 54 in the afternoon as temperatures climb to the mid 30s. Temperatures will fall below freezing from late in the afternoon into the evening with occasional snow continuing overnight, tapering off to flurries by daybreak Tuesday. Roads are likely to be slick overnight Monday into early Tuesday as temperatures drop into the teens.At this time, snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches look likely with a band of 3 to 4 inches near I-70. There is still some uncertainty on the exact path of the storm which will determine how far north the snow will change to rain. Travelers are urged to check for local forecast updates and be prepared for winter driving conditions. Please check back for the latest information and watch ABC17 news for your complete Stormtrack forecast.

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