Winter Weather Advisory issued ahead of snowy evening commute


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    With snow in the forecast for Friday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for central Missouri.

    Winter Weather Advisory for February 15th, 2019

    A Winter Weather Advisory for every single county in mid-Missouri begins at 9 a.m. Friday and lasts until Midnight Saturday. Snow is expected to accumulate through the day, with 2 to 4 inches of snow falling by the end of the day Friday.

    Sleet could mix with snow along the I-44 corridor Friday morning, but the main precipitation type will be snow as temperatures will be well below freezing.

    Falling and accumulating snow will lead to the potential for snow covered and slippery road conditions Friday afternoon and evening.

    Commute Forecast for February 15th, 2019

    Friday morning's commute will be cloudy and cold, but mainly clear of snow. Snow will begin to fall later in the morning and to accumulate in the afternoon.

    Expect snow for the evening commute Friday. Falling snow will cause reduced visibility, and snowy roads could cause travel delays and slick conditions. Winds will remain calm through the day, so blowing snow and blizzard conditions are not excepted.

    MoDOT crews will be keeping up with the falling snow through the day, but are advising against unnecessary travel Friday.

    Any untreated surface, such as roads, sidewalks, and parking lots, will become slippery or snow covered.

    Snow will begin to fall Friday morning after sunrise and continue until sunset. The heaviest snow can be expected around lunchtime, and snow will begin to accumulate quickly after that.

    Snow Probabilities for February 15th, 2019

    Snow accumulations could reach between 2 to 4 inches by the end of the day Friday. Note, as of 6 a.m. Friday morning, weather computer models were trending with less snow falling Friday.

    This is not the last chance for snow in the near future. Another round of snow will move in late Saturday evening and last overnight into Sunday morning.

    Weekend Forecast

    Another inch or two of snow could fall with the weekend weather system.

    For the latest weather information, follow Meteorologists Zach Paul and Elyse Smith.

    To check road conditions on the MoDOT Traveler Map, click here.



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