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Slight warming Tuesday, rain & wintry mix Wednesday night

TONIGHT: It will be a cold night across Mid-Missouri as temperatures once again bottom out in the mid to upper 20s. Patchy freezing fog will likely develop through the night as southwest winds up to 8 mph advect in warmer air. The tiny fog droplets will freeze on contact with elevated surfaces and could cause patchy slick conditions on bridges and overpasses where fog is thickest.

TUESDAY: It looks like a nicer day as we’ll reach near 40 with some peeks of sunshine through the day, which will help warm us up slightly and melt some of the snow. Winds will come in from the southwest up to 8 mph.

EXTENDED: Clouds will once again track back into Mid-Missouri ahead of a midweek cold front. This front will track through Mid-Missouri Wednesday morning and bring a chance of light rain by evening which could turn to freezing rain north of I-70 where temperatures will hover near freezing and a glaze of ice is possible overnight. South of I-70 will likely see rain showers with temperatures in the mid 30s. There is a chance of very light snow north of I-70 Thursday morning with light rain showers south as the system moves out. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Beyond Wednesday, we are watching the next storm system developing for Friday night and Saturday, followed by arctic air. We’re fairly confident that we’ll see a push of brutally cold air, but we’re still tracking the exact location of where that storm will place itself. At this point, rain is possible Friday evening, changing to snow into Saturday. Snowfall amounts cannot be determined yet until there is higher confidence on the track of the low pressure system but several inches look reachable. As arctic air moves in Saturday, northerly winds will increase with gusts to 30 mph with blowing and drifting of snow possible. Temperatures will likely stay in the teens Saturday and Sunday during the day, dropping to near zero Saturday night with wind chills as low as 15 below. We’ll continue to watch the trends and will have more details in days to come. Make sure to stick with ABC 17 on-air and online for the latest details as we get a better idea of how next weekend will play out!

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