The National Weather Service says despite some flurries, no more accumulating snow is expected today.
What forecasters like Mike July are concerned about is the wind that through the day is blowing snow into drifts and back onto cleared roads, but more importantly will lead to dangerous wind chills overnight through tomorrow morning.
“Especially when you get anything 25 below or colder we tend to lump it into the life threatening category,” says July. “Anybody that’s outdoors and not properly dressed and exposed skin … if you don’t take the right precautions and your outdoors for any extended period of time, it indeed can become life-threatening.”
Wind chills are predicted to reach as low as 26-degrees Farenheit below zero tomorrow morning in far northwest Missouri.
In southeast Missouri the Weather Service is also warning that winds could cause iced-over limbs to fall, and statewide a re-freezing of road surfaces is possible.
Two more storms are being predicted, one Friday night into Saturday and one Monday night into Tuesday, but July says neither of those is expected to be as strong as the one that just ended.
“The next couple of days we’re going to be in a very fast-moving environment. We’re going to have weak systems coming through … the farther you go down the road, the lower the confidence, unless we have a storm like this last one that we’d been looking at for almost a week in advance.”
July says both of those storms could produce some snow accumulation, but amounts are predicted to be much less than this last storm. It will fall on top of the snow now on the ground, he says, as temperatures are expected to remain cold through next week.
Some parts of north Missouri are reporting as much as a foot of new snow making for 16 inches of snow on the ground, and wind has blown drifts reported as deep as 30 inches.
For information for your area, visit these NWS pages.
In northwest and western Missouri: Kansas City (Pleasant Hill)
In northeast and eastern Missouri: St. Louis
In southwest Missouri: Springfield
In southeast Missouri: Paducah, KY
Scotland and Clark counties: Davenport, IA