Missourians could wake up to some icy conditions Sunday morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Bowman says north central and northeastern Missouri will see a brief period of freezing rain and light ice accumulation.
“Starting as early as midnight or so Sunday morning and persisting maybe through late morning all the way up into the Kirksville area and the St. Louis area. Probably going to be moving out mid-morning before temperatures warm up enough that it’s just going to rain.”
Bowman says as much as two-tenths of an inch of ice might accumulate in some parts of east and northeast Missouri.
He says the event will make travel that morning very difficult.
“Even just a hundredth of an inch of ice can really slicken the roads up, so if you have a tenth of an inch to fifteen hundredths of an inch, that’s going to make traction on roads pretty difficult until that warm air can move in and warm temperatures up above freezing.”
Bowman says the system could impact travel from around 6:00 in the morning through noon, Sunday.