A large swath of Missouri could see up to half-a-foot of snow this weekend based on projections from the National Weather Service.
Meteorologist Spencer Mell told Missourinet the storm that could bring that snow is pushing our way from the Pacific Northwest this morning and will cross the western U.S. through today and tomorrow.
“Looks like we’ll probably start to see snow enter into western Missouri as we get into the very late morning hours tomorrow, and then we’ll see that continue through the afternoon on Saturday overspreading most of the area between Interstate 44 and Interstate 70 through most of the afternoon, and then continuing through Saturday night when we’ll probably see the bulk of the snowfall fall across the area,” said Mell. “Then even perhaps a second shot as we get into the day on Sunday.”
The heaviest snow is expected to fall in an area from roughly St. Joseph to Kirksville in northern Missouri, to as far south as a Nevada to St. Louis line.
Snow is expected to begin accumulating by Saturday night.
“We’ll see snow totals by Saturday evening pretty much around the inch to two-inch range. By the time we get through Saturday night we’ll probably look at snowfall totals already reaching that three to five-inch range,” Mell said. “By the time we add up all our snowfall totals by Sunday evening we’re probably looking at a four to six total snowfall range for this whole event.”
Mell says Missourians should pay attention to the weather this weekend and be prepared to alter travel plans, and those that do have to get out should allow extra time to do so.