***WINTER STORM WATCH FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM SUNDAY***
TONIGHT: Temperatures drop tonight back to where we started the day, in the low 20s. A light northerly breeze will bring wind chills down into the teens under mostly cloudy skies.
SATURDAY: A northerly breeze up to 10 mph and mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures chilly as we stay in the mid to upper 30s.
EXTENDED: We have a Weather Alert Day in effect for Sunday through Monday morning, due to accumulating snow and dangerously cold temperatures. Snow will increase after 7 PM Saturday with most snow accumulation from early Sunday morning through early Sunday afternoon before tapering off through late afternoon Sunday. At this time, this looks like an all snow event for the viewing area with heaviest snow amounts south of I-70, but it looks like all of Mid-Missouri will see some snow. Preliminary amounts look to be in the 3-4″, along the I-70 corridor. Higher amounts will be closer to the Lake of the Ozarks where 5″+ is possible. It will be very cold Sunday with high temperatures only near 20 and wind chills dropping into the single digits due to northerly winds at 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph. This will cause lower visibility due to blowing snow. Snow tapers off and ends by Sunday night as lows plummet to near zero with wind chills dropping to 12-18 degrees below zero due to a northerly breeze. Highs on Monday will struggle to get out of the teens in the afternoon. We start to climb out of the cold toward the middle of next week, getting back above freezing by Wednesday. The unsettled weather pattern will likely continue with possibly another chance of rain and snow again by next Thursday. Check back on air and online for the latest ABC 17 Stormtrack forecast.