Winter storm takes aim on mid-Missouri Tuesday

Tuesday will bring accumulating snowfall to mid-Missouri.

After a frigid Sunday night, Monday will bring quiet conditions to start the work week.

High pressure overhead will move to the east, allowing our winds to shift to the east as well and warm temperatures into the low 30s.

Our next winter storm is developing over the Pacific coast and will push into the Plains overnight Monday into early Tuesday.

This potent system will carry a hefty amount of moisture, allowing for significant snowfall across the northern half of the Show-Me state, while the southern third could see snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain.

The onset of snowfall in mid-Missouri looks to be early Tuesday, with the heaviest snow falling in the afternoon and tapering off early Wednesday.

The heaviest snow bands will be a southwest to northeast axis from Kansas City up through Kirksville. This will include parts of Chariton, Howard, Randolph, and Saline counties, all of which are under a Winter Storm Watch through midnight Wednesday. Benton, Cooper, and Pettis counties are all included in the watch. 6-8" of snowfall is possible in this area.

The majority of mid-Missouri could see 3-6" of snow, with lesser amounts toward the I-44 corridor. South of I-44 will see a wintry mix.

Once this system clears out Wednesday, afternoon highs will only reach the teens with lows near zero Wednesday night. Frigid air sticks around for Thursday, with highs only reaching the low teens.

Another wintry system will track into our area starting Friday, with a slight snow chance late that afternoon into the evening hours. The threat for snowfall exists through Saturday.