Light snow might fall into early this afternoon, but mostly it’s going to be cold. Driving could be tricky at times.
The National Weather Service says today’s high will be around 29. The stiff wind out of the northwest will be 17 to 22 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Accumulation of snow during the day is expected to be less than half an inch. The wind falls off a little this evening, and it gets down an overnight low of 20.
Blowing snow could make driving hazardous in places. Also, any water or slush on the roads is going to freeze. Untreated roads are a particular concern.
Sunny skies return Thursday, with a high near 26. It’ll still be windy. Thursday night could be one of the coldest in a while, with a low of 9 and wind-chill values around zero.
Then it slowly warms up as the generally clear skies stick around: a high of 33 Friday, followed by an overnight low of 26, then 44/30 Saturday and 52/37 Sunday.
The Weather Service reports that the heavier snowfall from the overnight storm was to the north of the metro area: 2 inches in Cameron and in Gallatin, 1 inch in Hamilton, 2.5 inches in Tarkio in the northwest corner of the state – and a half inch of sleet in Chillicothe.
National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: www.weather.gov/kc
Traveler Information Map: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/