A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL COUNTIES IN MID-MISSOURI . THE WARNING GOES IN EFFECT AS EARLY AS TODAY AT 6 AM UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING.
FRIDAY: A winter storm is developing for Friday and will send moisture into mid-Missouri during the day Friday as temperatures reach the mid to upper 30s. At this time, it looks like it will start as a mix of rain, sleet and snow which will increase after 10 AM Friday from the southwest and change to all snow by late afternoon and evening as it spreads east through the evening. A light accumulation of ice could glaze the roadways through the morning, mainly in our southeastern counties. This could cause dangerous conditions, with a blanket of snow eventually covering the light glaze. Snow will be heavy at times and could reduce visibility greatly across eastern parts of Mid-Missouri.
TONIGHT: Moderate to heavy widespread snowfall continues overnight as temperatures drop into the upper 20s to just below freezing. Snow will begin to stick to untreated roads with accumulation overnight, causing slow travel. Total snow amounts of 4-9 inches are expected with lowest totals west from near HWY 65 to Kansas City and higher amounts east of HWY 63. Some accumulation in our eastern counties could rise into the double digits, up to 10+”. Visibility will continue to be reduced through the night, but luckily blowing snow won’t be much of an issue with winds out of the southeast up to 9 mph.
EXTENDED: Snow will become lighter through the day Saturday and taper off to light snow showers Saturday night into Sunday morning as clouds persist. High temperatures will hover near the freezing mark Saturday, dropping to the upper 20s Saturday night. Sunday will still be cold, reaching the mid 30s with snow flurries ending. We’ll slowly warm next week, reaching the mid 40s by Tuesday. Another cold front drops in Wednesday, cooling us back into the 30s by next Thursday. At this time the moisture looks limited with this front but some very light rain or wintry mix can’t be completely ruled out late Wednesday.
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