The snow coming down at mid-morning in Eastern Jackson County and beyond could amount to 1 to 4 inches total – and likely result in hazardous driving conditions tonight and early Tuesday morning.

A winter weather advisory touching 11 states and reaching from Arizona to Indiana covers almost all of Missouri and Kansas. It’s in effect locally through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

It’s not very cold yet – right around freezing at mid-morning – and snow falling on treated or well-traveled roads is expected to melt, but that will freeze later as temperatures fall. The snow may come and go through the day. The National Weather Service also says the area south of the Missouri River could get freezing drizzle this afternoon and into the evening.

Overall, the Weather Service sees periods of light snow through Tuesday morning, with accumulations of 1 to 4 inches.

The forecast:

• Snow before noon today, then snow possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. High near 32 with light winds. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Continued snow tonight, slightly windier, low of 15. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent, and new snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.

• Cloudy on New Year’s Day, gradually becoming mostly sunny. High near 22. Clear in the evening. Low around 14.

• Warmer Wednesday with a high near 33. Low around 14.

• Back to colder Thursday then gradually warming. Thursday high of 24; low of 11. Friday 31/19. Saturday 38/21. It might hit 40 Sunday. Generally clear all four days.

National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: www.weather.gov/kc

Traveler Information Map: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/