A few counties in north Missouri might receive the state’s first measurable snowfall of the season tonight and into tomorrow morning.
A winter weather advisory is in place in seven counties in northern and northeast Missouri.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Bowman says snow should begin late tonight, and will follow a period of rain.
“Within that advisory we’re thinking generally from one- to maybe upwards of three-inches of snow possible and those higher snow amounts will be up towards the Iowa state line,” said Bowman.
Bowman said snow will probably begin falling after midnight but before 3 a.m.
“Should be a couple of hours of snow before the whole system moves out, probably around sunrise tomorrow, give or take an hour or two,” said Bowman.
Weather forecasters are more concerned about traffic crashes and other weather hazards as people react to the first couple of snowstorms after a long period without any.
“Folks just need to, if they’re driving tonight, heading out or coming back home late tonight, take it slow if you see some snowflakes,” said Bowman. “Better to slow down and be a little bit late than to not get home at all.”
Find Missouri road conditions with the Transportation Department’s Traveler Information Map, which is also available as an app on Apple or Android.
For information for your area, tune in to your Missourinet affiliate station and visit these Weather Service office websites.
In southwest Missouri: Springfield and on Twitter @NWSSpringfield
In southeast Missouri: Paducah, KY and on Twitter @NWSPaducah
In northwest and western Missouri: Kansas City (Pleasant Hill) and on Twitter @NWSKansasCity
In northeast and eastern Missouri: St. Louis and on Twitter @NWSStLouis
Scotland and Clark counties: Davenport, IA and on Twitter @NWSQuadCities