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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday evening

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday evening

February 19th, 2019 by Jeff Haldiman in Local News

The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a Winter Weather Advisory affecting parts of Mid-Missouri starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, and extending through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

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For the third time in less than a week, the Mid-Missouri area finds itself under a Winter Weather Advisory.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis is predicting a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4 p.m., in the Jefferson City area.

The NWS advises motorists to plan for slippery roads and hazardous travel conditions that could impact the Tuesday evening commute.

The Winter Weather Advisory — which includes Cole, Boone, Callaway, Moniteau and Osage counties, among others — is in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

As the evening starts, snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, is expected fall and then transition to freezing rain after approximately 3 a.m. The amount of ice accumulation is predicted to be less than a tenth of an inch, and snowfall could total 1-3 inches.

Patchy freezing rain is expected to continue through 9 a.m. Wednesday, followed by patchy drizzle through 1 p.m. before the system moves out of the area.

Local public works officials have been pre-treating roads throughout the day Tuesday with salt and chemicals.

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