A wet holiday appears to be in store for most Missourians, and those going shopping Friday could run into slick conditions.
The National Weather Service predicts widespread rain for Missouri on Thanksgiving, according to meteorologist Spencer Mell.
“Could see one, up to about two inches of precip. It shouldn’t be enough to amount to any kind of flooding, but there is some concern that as the temperatures start to dip down to towards freezing any we roadways could become slick, as that could freeze on contact as well,” Mell told Missourinet.
That freezing could occur in northern Missouri after midnight Friday morning, when many might be out to take advantage of Black Friday deals.
“Could see temperatures start to dip down into the lower 30s and maybe even the upper 20s. With that we would see the precipitation change over from rain to either some sleet or even some light freezing rain or freezing drizzle, and that could cause roadways to become kinda slick, especially on overpasses,” said Mell.
Freezing is less likely in the southern half of the state. Rainfall totals in southwest Missouri Thursday could reach around three inches.