Wintry weather moving in Friday and Saturday

Justin Abraham, Meteorologist & Digital Content Director,
POSTED: 10:01 AM CST Jan 30, 2014    UPDATED: 10:16 AM CST Jan 30, 2014 

Several round of winter weather are expected in Mid-Missouri the next several days.

Colder air moves in Thursday night behind a cold front, which will settle into southern Missouri. Waves of low pressure aloft will move through the area bringing chances of snow and a wintry mix from late Thursday through Saturday.

Some light rain is possible across far northern Mid-Missouri Thursday afternoon/evening. A narrow band of snow is then expected to develop late Thursday night into early Friday across northern Missouri, mainly affecting areas north of I-70 where a dusting of snow is possible early Friday morning. There will also be the chance of some moisture in the form of freezing drizzle or light rain farther to the south, near the Lake area and I-44.

A second round of moisture moves in Friday afternoon and night as another stronger wave increases our chances for wintry weather. Light rain is possible by early afternoon, south of I-70, which will turn to sleet and freezing rain Friday evening, then all snow to the north through Saturday morning.

Light amounts of snow are expected with higher amounts of up to 3 inches north of I-70. A glaze of ice is possible between I-70 and I-44 Friday night, which will lead to slick roads Friday night and early Saturday.

Another round of wintry weather is possible late Monday into Tuesday with rain changing to snow.

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