Mother Nature is reminding residents of northern Missouri that Spring doesn’t start until mid-March. A winter storm will spread across Missouri this morning, and linger through tonight.
This storm will start as snow, but surface temperatures may warm up just enough to convert the precipitation type to rain or a rain/snow mix by the afternoon hours. This may lead to slushy roads today.
This evening, temperatures will fall back below freezing as a strong cold front moves through the area changing precipitation back to all snow. In addition, with temperatures falling quickly tonight, any wet surfaces and roadways are expected to flash freeze and cause further travel issues.
The Winter Weather Advisory begins at Noon today and will continue until Midnight Wednesday night February 12, 2020.
Total snow accumulations of one to two inches are possible with winds gusting as high as 35 mph. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in place for most of northern Missouri from Midnight on February 12 through Noon on Thursday, February 13, 20. Very cold wind chills are expected with wind chills between 15 to 25 below zero.
A Wind Chill Advisory will be in place from Midnight on Wednesday, February 12, through Noon on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
MoDOT advises that extremely cold temperatures on the back end of the snow could quickly freeze damp roadways and make road treatments ineffective. Since any rain would wash away salt and chemicals, treating ahead of the snowfall may not be practical.
Road conditions, which are updated by the Missouri Department of Transportation, can be checked at any time by visiting the Travelers Map section of the MoDOT website.
You may check the current, updated weather forecast by clicking on the Weather Forecast Link on the KTTN Website. Make sure that your local town or zip code is in the search box so that you get the right forecast for your area.