The National Weather Service is calling for a “mixed bag” of winter weather as rain changes into sleet and snow. Meteorologists say gusty winds will contribute to the blizzard-like conditions, making for perilous travel this evening.

The Western side of Missouri will start to see accumulation by this evening; Central Missouri and into the East likely won’t see any of the white stuff until around daybreak Christmas morning.

To view the radar or forecasts online, click the following links according to which part of the state you’re in … or might be traveling to:

NOAA National Weather Service — St. LouisKansas CitySpringfield.

To listen to the forecast, click the links below.

Meterologist Fred Glass, St. Louis

Meteorologist Ryan Cutter, Kansas City

MoDOT reminds motorists they can view the road conditions prior to travel at … Those already en route can call the 24-hour hotline and speak to someone about road conditions at 888-Ask-MoDOT.