Winter Weather Advisory for freezing drizzle Friday night
NEW BLOOMFIELD —
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for several counties in mid-Missouri.
The advisory was issued for Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps and Pulaski counties from 12 a.m. - 9 a.m. Saturday. Freezing drizzle with some light snow is expected. A light glaze of ice accumulation along with a dusting of snow accumulation is also possible.
A Winter Weather Advisory is issued for a variety of winter weather conditions, such as snow, blowing snow, sleet, or freezing drizzle and rain. It only takes a small amount of wintry precipitation to make roads, bridges, sidewalks and parking lots icy and dangerous. It is often difficult to tell when ice begins to form, so do not be caught off guard.
An additional round of freezing drizzle and snow is expected to begin Saturday afternoon.
By Saturday night, northern mid-Missouri would be impacted by a band of light to moderate snow, while locations essentially along and south of I-70 would likely see mixed forms of precipitation. Eventually, as temperatures drop late Saturday night, everyone should see a transition to all snow overnight.
Snow lingers into Sunday morning but will taper off by the afternoon hours. Snow accumulations vary across mid-Missouri, with a spread of trace amounts up to 3 inches expected across our area. Locations farther north/northwest will see the higher end amounts. Locations closer to the Lake of the Ozarks and I-44 could miss out on the snow all together, and see more of an ice event.
In terms of ice accumulations, areas along and south of I-70 could see a glazing up to one tenth of an inch throughout Saturday and Saturday night. Closer to Interstate 44, ice accumulations could be a little higher, possibly up to two tenths of an inch.