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The Winter Storm Warning continues for much of Mid-Missouri until midnight tonight with the forecast calling for more snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow is likely today, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 7 a.m., then snow. The highs are forecast to be in the upper 20s with north winds at 7-10 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches is possible.


* WHAT... Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE... Portions of central and east central Missouri and south central and southwest Illinois.

* WHEN... Until midnight CST tonight.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible at times today. This will cause rapid accumulation on roads and treacherous driving conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and/or ice are expected to occur. Strong winds are also possible. If travel is necessary, make sure to exercise extreme caution. Begin your travel with a full tank of gas, and carry a winter storm kit which includes a shovel, flashlight, cellphone, food and water, and blankets of extra warm clothing.

See also:

School closings and weather-related announcements for Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Mid-Missouri forecast, radar

MoDOT statewide traveler information map

Jefferson City street condition map 

Columbia Regional Airport flight status

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