The winter storm watch has been issued for the following counties:
According to the National Weather Service, a strong storm will bring wintry weather to the region from Saturday evening into Sunday night.
Accumulations of sleet and freezing rain may be significant in nature in some locations, with some snow accumulations on top of the snow and sleet. The entire area is expected to see some freezing rain, sleet, and snow.
At this time the heaviest ice accumulations are expected to occur across far Southern Missouri, with the heaviest snow accumulations along and north of Hwy
54. The heaviest sleet accumulations will then occur between these two areas.
Snow and sleet accumulations could range from 1-6 inches, but the amounts will be lower where freezing rain occurs.
There still remains some questions on the exact track of the system and these locations, according to the National Weather Service.
Following this system, bitterly cold temperatures will then impact the region during the early part of next week.
Readings 20 to 30 degrees below average are expected with high temperatures in the teens and twenties and lows in the single digits.
Wind chills around 10 below will be possible both Sunday and Monday nights.
The National Weather Service is urging people in this area to remain weather-aware through the weekend.
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