No travel advisory issued for weekend winter storm
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 03:22:34 GMT —
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for all of mid-Missouri until 6am Monday morning. Traveling overnight Saturday and through the day Sunday will be difficult. In fact, MoDOT has issued a
No Travel Advisory
while the storm is in your area. If you do not have to travel, please stay put.
Confidence is increasing that we'll see more sleet and snow now and less ice for most of mid-Missouri. The latest data continues to usher in colder temperatures which will lower the freezing rain threat and allow for more snow. Sleet and freezing rain are still going to be likely for areas along and south of I-44 through Sunday afternoon.
Most of central Missouri is going to see snow with some sleet mixed in. We should start to see a change over from freezing drizzle to more sleet mixed with snow after Midnight. The sleet/snow mix will continue through the late morning Sunday before changing over to all snow.
The uncertainty in totals is due to the occurence of the change over. If the sleet persists longer, we'll see lower snow totals. But if the sleet changes to all snow before late morning on Sunday, we'll have higher snow totals.
Most areas north of US 50 are going to pick up 6 or more inches of snow, while areas south of there to I-44 will see between 4-6 inches of snow. This lower total is due to the forecast having more sleet. South of I-44 freezing rain, sleet, and snow are all possible. That could lead to power outages in southern Missouri.
There is one area, in central to northeast Missouri, that I feel has a chance to receive a few higher totals. I'm confident in the 4-6 inch and 6-8 inch range for those areas but would not be surprised if there were a few amounts that exceeded that possibility. Not saying it will happen but that's the area I feel most likely could happen.
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