Winter weather headed back to Missouri

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Update: March 27 at 12:30 p.m.: Snow totals were about 2 1/2 inches in Columbia, 3 inches in Jefferson City, and about 2 inches at the Lake. Some areas saw closer to five inches. Snow is ended in all areas around 8 p.m. Saturday. No major accidents were reported across the area, but severel minor ones did occur.Original Story:After a mild open to Spring, winter weather is forecasted to return to Central Missouri. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for much of Missouri, including all locations in the KRCG viewing area. Forecasters with the National Weather Service are calling for a mixture of rain and snow to start off the day Saturday. By late afternoon rain will change over to sleet and snow for much of the area. Current snow forecast totals range from two to four inches with isolated locations expecting to see up six inches. Snow will come to an end overnight Saturday into early Sunday. This past winter season has been one of the snowiest on record. The seasonal snow total at the Columbia Regional Airport, where official records are taken for Central Missouri, stands at 52 inches as of midnight Saturday morning. The official record in Columbia is 54.8 inches in the winter of 1977-78.