Travel in the northern part of Missouri could be made sketchy tomorrow night and Saturday morning by a storm system that could bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike July says predicting where precipitation will fall and how much there will be is proving difficult, but it’s safe to say travel will be impacted.
“If you can put off travel plans to get it done early on Friday or hold off until later in the day on Sunday that would probably be the best way to go, because when we do we do have some of this freezing rain and sleet move in, all it takes is a thin layer of that ice to create havoc,” July told Missourinet. “We’ve had some of our worst accidents with the freezing drizzle where you just have a very thin coating on the ground versus an all-out ice storm.”
The latest outlooks call for up to four inches of snow in far northwest Missouri ranging through one to two inches from west-central Missouri northeast through near Hannibal.
Parts of southern Missouri could experience some light rain, freezing rain or sleet late tonight, but will see primarily rain out of the storm Friday night and Saturday morning.
For information for your area, tune in to your Missourinet affiliate station and visit these Weather Service office websites.