Snow storm to leave behind below freezing temperatures

Scott Sebacher, assistant manager at Westlake Hardware in Fulton, greets Paul and Lena Gallatin outside the store to carry their ice melt to their cars. The couple bought the ice melt in preparation for the snow storm coming on Thursday and future winter weather.

Scott Sebacher, assistant manager at Westlake Hardware in Fulton, greets Paul and Lena Gallatin outside the store to carry their ice melt to their cars. The couple bought the ice melt in preparation for the snow storm coming on Thursday and future winter weather. Photo by Brittany Ruess.

Callaway County residents can plan for a one-inch accumulation of “light, dusty” snow between Thursday and Friday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Kelsey Angle.

Angle said there is a possibility for more fog today along with a drizzle of rain. He added the temperature will steadily drop throughout today and will bring a low of 25 degrees.

Angle predicted the snow to fall Thursday afternoon and could continue throughout that night, possibly into Friday, with breaks in the snowfall. A wintery mix — snow, sleet, freezing rain — is not expected to hit Callaway County, Angle said, but will be in the southern part of the state.

What maybe more surprising than the snow the storm will leave behind is the chilly temperatures. The week’s lowest temperature, Angle said, will be on Friday night at 10 degrees. As the winter storm system leaves, an artic air mass remain in the area until Tuesday, meaning it can be expected to have below freezing temperatures until then. The artic air mass originated at the North Pole and has traveled to Missouri.

“Somebody left the gates open,” Angle said with a laugh.

According to Angle, the upcoming temperature forecasts are:

•Thursday, high: 28 degrees, overnight low: 18

•Friday, high: 23, overnight low: 10

•Saturday, high: 22, overnight low: 15

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