Snow Predictions Updated for Southern Missouri

Published 12/05 2013 11:05AM

Updated 12/05 2013 11:07AM

courtesy: National Weather Service
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Once the initial round of freezing rain and sleet moves out of the Ozarks, snow will move in.  And the National Weather Service has updated predictions for snowfall amounts.

The Weather Service in Springfield posted this update at late morning Thursday:

A mix of wintry precipitation will continue to impact the Missouri  Ozarks and southeastern Kansas through the afternoon hours Thursday.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain will be possible over south central Missouri...with mostly snow north and west of the Interstate 44 corridor. The heaviest precipitation will occur south and east of the Interstate 44 corridor. Ice accumulation of a tenth of an inch will be possible south and east of a Gainesville to Eminence line.

Precipitation will eventually change over to all snow later Thursday afternoon...before tapering off this evening. A second round of snowfall will develop later tonight and affect much of the outlook area. The heaviest snow accumulations will again be south and east of Interstate 44.

Wind chill values today and tonight will be in the single digits  in many areas.

Friday through Wednesday:

Snow will come to an end from west to east during the day on Friday with storm total snowfall from 4 to 8 inches over southern Missouri and 1 to 3 inches over extreme southeast  Kansas into west central Missouri.

Another chance for wintry precipitation will impact the region late Saturday night through Sunday...most likely in the form of light snow.  Additional snow accumulations are expected.

Bitterly cold air will overspread the region late this week and  will continue into the middle of next week. Temperatures will drop into the single digits and lower teens each night from Friday through Tuesday with wind chills falling below zero at times.  High temperatures will struggle to warm above the mid 20s through the middle of next week.

(information provided by the National Weather Service, Springfield)

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