AFTERNOON UPDATE: With roads still struggling to improve down south, our Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 6:00 PM. Slow down on the roads as you head home tonight-Cole, Maries, Phelps, and Pulaski Counties have been in the roughest shape.
The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day through Wednesday evening with wintry weather impacting travel conditions over that time frame. Temperatures will fall into the single digits just about each night the rest of this week, making it hard for road crews to treat.
The upper-level wind pattern has been zonal, or flat west to east, for the last several days as arctic air continues to grip the region. This has allowed several disturbances to slide through, bringing rounds of wintry weather. Light snow and freezing drizzle came to an end this morning, but light snow will return on Wednesday with another system sliding into Mid-Missouri early in the day. Precipitation will taper off throughout the day Thursday.
Another similar setup to our most recent event, with snow showers entering areas north of I-70 in the morning and a wintry mix developing near the I-44 corridor.
Despite the low-end precipitation amounts, significant impacts have already been felt across the state this week. With temperatures dipping into the single digits to low teens through Wednesday night, roads will be tough to treat given the cold surfaces. An additional dusting to an inch of snow is possible for the northern half of the area on Wednesday, with a glaze of ice along and south of I-44.
Stay with ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather to keep up to date with road conditions as precipitation continues to move across the area.