A major winter storm is still on track to bring ice, sleet and snow to mid-Missouri starting Saturday evening through Sunday night. Bitterly cold air will move in Saturday night as northerly winds increase, resulting in dangerously cold wind chills by Sunday night. Here is what to expect. Please click on Related Content for additional images.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Freezing drizzle will develop in the early evening hours with increasing freezing rain and sleet after midnight near and south of I-70 with light snow & sleet north. Temperatures will fall through the teens. Light freezing rain and sleet will increase south to the Lake of the Ozarks with a glazing of ice possible by daybreak Sunday.
SUNDAY: Road conditions will become increasingly worse as snow and sleet continue across all of mid-Missouri, turning to all snow by noon. Arctic air continues to move in, keeping temperatures from 7-15 degrees with wind chills dropping as low as 10 below zero by evening. A narrow band of moderate snow is possible near I-70 early in the day which will increase snowfall rates.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow showers will taper off from northwest to southeast, ending by daybreak along I-44. Temperatures will fall to near zero with wind chill readings as low as 20 below zero by daybreak Monday.