Ice and snow expected through Saturday

Updated for overnight

Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for locations west and north of St. Louis where a wintry mix of precipitation will result in hazardous driving conditions tonight and Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Mid-Missouri, including Columbia, Jefferson City, the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

  • TIMING... LIGHT SNOW OR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE AT ANY TIME. HOWEVER... HEAVIEST WINTER PRECIPITATION... PRIMARILY IN THE FORM OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN... WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY.
  • ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH... ALONG WITH UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE.
  • WINDS... NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
  • IMPACTS... SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT WILL CAUSE UNTREATED ROADS... SIDEWALKS... AND PARKING LOTS TO BECOME VERY SLIPPERY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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