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Weather Alert Day: Scattered snow showers could bring more accumulation today

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Timing:

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.

Impacts:

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.

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Jessica Hafner

Jessica Hafner returned to ABC 17 News as chief meteorologist in 2019 after working here under Sharon Ray from 2014 to 2016.

Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider gives the latest forecast each weekday morning on ABC 17 News.

Maddie Est

Maddie Est appears on ABC 17’s weekend evening broadcasts. She grew up in St. Louis, and her passion for weather originated from a young age thanks to all the different weather that St. Louis receives. She is currently studying Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri.

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Nate Splater

Nate forecasts on the weekend edition of ABC 17 News This Morning on KMIZ and FOX 22, KQFX.

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  1. The average temperature trend stating the average for the next 7 days will be 41 degrees would be amazing but highly unlikely due to the high of 20 degrees on only one day. I calculate the average temperature to be 15 degrees. Maybe an update should be in order….

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