***Winter Weather Advisory for Gasconade, Montgomery, Maries, Osage, Phelps and Pulaski counties through Thursday afternoon. ***
TONIGHT: Light snow is expected to increase near I-44 by evening and build northward overnight, ahead of our next storm system that will bring accumulation to parts of the region. There will be clear skies to the northwest, with temperatures dipping into the upper teens tonight, with mostly cloudy skies to the southeast and temperatures holding into the mid 20s. Areas as far north and west as Hwy 54 could see some light snow tonight, but the greatest chance exists near I-44.
THURSDAY: There will be a sharp cutoff in snowfall totals Thursday with a dusting expected near Hwy 54 approaching 2 inches near I-44. Localized heavier amounts are possible, but will likely only exist near I-44 and eastward. Heaviest snow with this system will occur across far eastern Missouri, where snowfall totals could top out near 7 inches of snow toward St. Louis. Temperatures will rise Thursday but only reaching near 40 at best, which is still chilly for mid-November.
EXTENDED: Lows will dip into the upper 20s Thursday night with clear skies and Friday looks to be the nicest day of the week, as we approach 50 degrees in the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Clouds will return Saturday with highs in the lower 40s. We are watching for possible light snow Saturday night which could produce minor accumulation into Sunday morning, possibly changing to rain and ending in the afternoon. Highs will be colder Sunday, only reaching the low to mid 30s. Next week looks warmer as we climb into the 40s to lower 50s for highs with mainly dry weather through Wednesday. Rain chances return by the end of the Thanksgiving week and into the weekend. Watch ABC 17 News for the latest on our changing weather and check back here for updates.