Central and northern Missouri is in store for a snowy 48 hours. Jon Kurtz with the National Weather Service in Kansas City said a winter storm warning is in effect through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday for north central, northeast, and northwest Missouri, while parts of central, north central, and west central Missouri are under a winter weather advisory through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

“Right now, for central Missouri, we’re looking at probably around 3 to 5 inches of snow,” Kurtz said. “For northern Missouri, north-central Missouri, you get up near Kirksville and towards the border, you could see anywhere from 7 to 12 inches of snow. As you get towards the border with Iowa, it’s a good chance we might see a foot of snow in some places.”

Kurtz said windy conditions could limit the vision of drivers.

“The best thing to remind folks, especially for the Tuesday morning commute across northern Missouri, it’s probably going to be pretty snowy up there,” said Kurtz. “We’re also going to have some pretty breezy winds with this system. We could have some limited visibility. It’s not looking like blizzard conditions, but definitely a good chance of limited visibility through tomorrow morning. So that morning commute could get pretty messy.”

He cautioned drivers to take it slow.

“Just remind people to take your time if you have to be out on the roads, give yourself plenty of space between you and the drivers around you and just give yourself plenty of time. Maybe get up early before you head out,” he said. “That way you have plenty of time to get where you’re going and just drive slow and be very, very cautious out there as you commute tomorrow morning.”

The snow is expected to fall through Tuesday, which could impact the Monday evening and morning commutes.

Meanwhile, the winter storm has forced Amtrak to temporarily cancel its train service from St. Louis to Kansas City. The Missouri River Runner service was canceled for Monday and Tuesday. Amtrak said the service was canceled out of the safety of its customers and employees.

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