A powerful storm system developed over the Rockies and moved into the central U.S. Wednesday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds to the central Plains. The storm is expected to bring snow and ice to Missouri early on Thursday.
The National Weather Service is issuing a Winter Storm Warning for Thursday, with the forecast calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain.
The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. to midnight Thursday. Accumulations of snow and sleet are expected from three to seven inches, along with up a tenth of an inch of ice. The prediction is that snow will be heavier in northern sections of Missouri, with ice heavier in southern sections.
The NWS also issued the following statement for Mid-Missouri:
The area impacted by the storm includes nearly all of Missouri, including the Mid-Missouri counties of: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Monroe, Montgomery and Osage.