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Insider Blog: Wintry mix, snow could slow down the Thursday morning commute

After a beautiful spring-like few days across Mid-Missouri, messy and cold weather is expected to return overnight into Thursday morning.

Low pressure to our west will push rain showers into the area later tonight as temperatures remain above freezing until very early Thursday morning.

As temperatures drop into the low 30s, we'll see a transition from rain to a wintry mix, and a brief window of wet snow through late morning.

Rain is expected to change to snow between about 3:00 to 7:00 a.m. between Macon and Marshall, 5:00 to 8:00 for Mexico to Columbia and Jefferson City and the Lake, and 6:00 to 9:00 for locations from about Montgomery City to Fulton to Fort Leonard Wood.

Precipitation will exit by mid-late morning to the southeast, leaving about a dusting to 1" of accumulation. Areas near the Lake of the Ozarks could see those isolated 0.5" to 1" amounts, especially on grassy or elevated surfaces.

With road and surface soil temperatures well above freezing, major road impacts are not expected. That said, there will likely be some slushy or slick spots on bridges and ramps through the afternoon along with wet roads for the morning commute.

Temperatures fall to the 20s on Thursday night with morning wind chills dropping into the teens by Friday.

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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.

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