Winter Weather Advisory issued ahead of rain/snow mix expected Tuesday night


The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday morning for several mid-Missouri counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Morgan, Miller, Maries, Benton, Camden, Phelps and Pulaski counties from 2 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, and for Moniteau, Cole, Osage, and Gasconade counties beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday and lasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The advisory was issued ahead of wintry weather expected to move in later this afternoon and tonight.

Within the advisory area, the primary concern was the potential for a mix of rain and snow throughout the late afternoon and evening. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch were possible, especially along and near I-44.

According to the National Weather Service in Springfield, total snowfall accumulations within the advisory area should remain below one half inch. The KRCG 13 Weather Authority forecast included the potential for some isolated locations to receive up to 2 inches of snow.

Precipitation may begin as rain across a large portion of southern Missouri by the afternoon before transitioning to all snow late tonight. During this process, untreated roads will likely see quickly-deteriorating conditions.

Those not within the advisory area were encouraged to remain weather-aware this afternoon and tonight. Snow was also likely north of I-70, with similar accumulations between one half and one and a half inches expected in a majority of locations.

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