Winter Weather Advisory: Freezing Rain Possible


It's extremely important that you remain cautious as we head into the weekend, as winter weather once again sets its sights on Mid-Missouri.

Those living outside of the Champlain Valley are under a Winter Weather Advisory through tomorrow morning (Sunday 7am).

As for freezing rain (ice), a few hundredths of an inch is possible, especially over central and southern sections of the CBS4 viewing area.

About 6 more inches of snow could fall in some areas.

But the weekend has the potential to be eventful weather-wise with a combination of freezing rain, sleet and snow.

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As of Thursday afternoon, the entire St. Louis area was under a winter storm advisory.

The National Weather Service in Topeka says a system will begin producing snowfall in north central Kansas by 3 p.m. and push through eastern Kansas into the overnight hours. We'll see the snow exit near the sunrise with lows in the lower teens.

Widespread light snow continues in counties along and north of Interstate-80. "The second half of the day is expected to be cloudy, but dry", said Mounce. Eight inches were reported in parts of northern IL and in New Carlisle in northern Indiana. For most of the area, freezing rain is the primary concern.

By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be dropping into the 20s across Benton county, which will cause bridges, overpasses and elevated roads to develop slick spots and black ice.

Winds are expected to be between 5-10 miles per hour. Tuesday will be partly sunny and chilly with highs in the low and mid 30s.