The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather team has issued a Weather Alert Day today with the threat of accumulating snow returning.
Another disturbance moving out of the Four Corners region will bring more accumulating snow to Mid-Missouri. This looks like it's going to affect the morning commute and potentially bring road impacts for Wednesday evening as well as temperatures drop back into the single digits.
The cold air hasn't gone anywhere just yet. Our next upper-level disturbance is going to move through that cold air and looks like it has more than enough moisture to lead to some more accumulating snow. This system might be coming in from a different trajectory, out of the desert southwest, but the end result seems to be the same.
Moisture looks to overspread from the southwest around and after midnight into the early morning hours. The snow looks to come down all through the morning before tapering off during the afternoon hours Wednesday. A few light snow showers or flurries are possible through Wednesday evening, but most of the accumulation will happen by midday.
By the time this latest system wraps up, another 1-3" will fall around Mid-Missouri. The higher amounts look to again fall in our southern counties by Wednesday afternoon. The biggest concern will be with the morning commute. Active snow falling on more-than-cold-enough-roads that have leftover slick spots anyway will lead to some issues redeveloping. With temperatures in the teens and 20's, chemicals on the roadways will be much less effective. This looks like it's going to be more of the same in terms of that drier snow. That makes it easier to deal with on the cars and driveways.
HOW TO PREPARE
Plan on plenty of extra time for your Wednesday morning commute. Roads look like they'll take the bulk of the concern, with temperatures at least getting back into the teens. Grab the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather App to stay up to date with the latest forecast details and check on school closings for Wednesday!