TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with precipitation moving in before sunrise across northwest Missouri. A cold rain changes to snow early. Lows in the low 30s.
TOMORROW: Snow showers move in between 5-7AM, bringing up to 2" of accumulation to areas along and north of Highway 24. Farther south, 1-2" of wet snow is possible along I-70, with lesser amounts the farther south you go as temperatures warm above freezing during the day. Highs in the low 40s.
EXTENDED: Precipitation changes over to a cold rain as it pushes south of Highway 50 Tuesday afternoon, leaving us free from rain or snow by late afternoon. As clouds clear, temperatures will drop to the upper 20s Tuesday night, bringing widespread frost to the area. Wednesday brings more sunshine, but temperatures are more than 15 degrees cooler than normal with highs near 50. Another night of frost is expected on Wednesday night as temperatures drop to the upper 20s once again. Record lows could be broken by a degree or two in Columbia both of these nights. By the end of the week, we gradually warm back into the upper 50s with a chance of showers and storms on Friday. Showers could linger into Saturday, temperatures are expected to get to about 60 degrees. We finally see some more spring-like air by Sunday and Monday as highs get back into the upper 60s to low 70s.