TODAY: Ice Storm Warning in effect for all of Mid-Missouri through Sunday. Temperatures this afternoon are struggling to climb out of the 20s and will stay below freezing all day. Freezing rain has been slowly working it's way from the I-44 corridor northward. Areas south of Hwy 50 have already seen anything from a trace to .30" of ice accumulation. Columbia should begin to see the impacts of the ice as we head into the lunchtime hour. Ice accumulation by Noon will be a few hundredths for Columbia, four tenths by Noon near I-44. Ice accumulation will be likely through 5PM with a break in the evening.
TONIGHT: Overnight more freezing rain is likely through Saturday morning. Highest ice accumulation through 6AM Saturday morning will have occurred over Miller, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, southern Gasconade, and southern Osage counties where half an inch is possible.
EXTENDED: Temperatures will climb above freezing for a few hours south of Hwy 50 Saturday afternoon and freezing rain will temporarily change to rain before changing back to freezing rain Saturday night as temperatures cool to near freezing. Areas close to I-44 will have mainly rain from Saturday night through Sunday but it will take until Sunday for most areas see that change as temperatures gradually climb above freezing from south to north through the day. Sunday night and Monday, all of Mid-Missouri will have rain as temperatures climb above freezing, reaching the mid 50s Monday afternoon, thanks to southerly winds. Total ice accumulation for this event will likely come in anywhere from .20" to .60" with local amounts up to .75" possible. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.