Thursday, December 12, 2013
A winter storm will move into central Missouri on Friday causing a wintry mix of precipitation to spread east across the area during the day.
Freezing rain will move into areas along and south of I-70 during the late morning and early afternoon hours causing a minor glazing of ice, though the precipitation may changeover to rain as temperatures climb above freezing during the afternoon hours.
Snow and sleet will begin to accumulate during the afternoon over northeast Missouri and west central Illinois.
The precipitation will continue into Friday night and eventually changeover to all snow over the entire area with additional accumulations expected before ending on Saturday morning. Winter storm watches and winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire area.
The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau and Osage counties, including the cities of Jefferson City and Columbia:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY.
- TIMING...FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY MORNING THEN CHANGE TO RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. THE RAIN WILL THEN CHANGE TO SNOW ON FRIDAY EVENING.
- ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES... ALONG WITH UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.
- WINDS... SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
- IMPACTS...THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...SUCH AS SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING DRIZZLE AND RAIN. IT ONLY TAKES A SMALL AMOUNT OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO MAKE ROADS...BRIDGES...SIDEWALKS...AND PARKING LOTS ICY AND DANGEROUS. IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO TELL WHEN ICE BEGINS TO FORM...SO DO NOT BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD.
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