A wave of low pressure aloft will move across Missouri early Wednesday, bringing moisture into western Missouri by daybreak, spreading east through early afternoon. This moisture will move into sub-freezing air but will also encounter drier air just above the surface causing precipitation to decrease as it moves east.
Areas in far western Missouri from HWY 65 west have the best chance of getting a light wintry mix from 7-9 in the morning which could cause icy spots on roads. As this precipitation moves east, it will become more spotty, turning to rain after 11 AM as temperatures climb above freezing.
A stronger storm system will approach from the southwest Wednesday night, increasing our chances of rain. Temperatures are expected to stay above freezing so any precipitation from Wednesday night through Friday afternoon will be rain.
Rain becomes likely Thursday morning through late afternoon before turning to showers Thursday night into early Friday morning. A few showers are possible Friday afternoon and evening as the storm system passes to our northeast but we will have more dry time Friday.
There is a chance of light snow showers Friday night and through the day Saturday as a final wave of low pressure moves through. At this time, only minor snow accumulation is expected with a possible dusting through Saturday. We will have updates as the weekend gets closer.