FIRST ALERT WEATHER: A Mix of Winter Weather Through Friday

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A mixed bag of precipitation types have fallen across the Ozarks today. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect east of highway 65 tonight. Models indicate around a tenth of an inch of freezing rain is possible this evening east of highway 65.

Main roads seem to be in good shape but this may change once the sun sets. Please be careful on county highways and roads. Higher elevations may see slightly higher amounts of ice but not enough to lose power. Temperatures tonight will hover around 32, maybe a degree cooler east and a degree warmer west.

On Thursday I think there is a lull in the action. A few light showers or patchy drizzle is possible but no big areas of rain or snow.

Thursday night and Friday morning snow moves into southwest Missouri and one to two inches is possible. A few of our northern counties may see slightly higher totals. There is the chance we may increase or decrease these amounts as new data arrives, but I think this is a good medium for now.

Temperatures on Friday will basically go nowhere and hover in the low to mid 30’s all day. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecast this weekend. I am backing off a touch on the warm up with highs in the low 40’s Saturday and mid to upper 40’s Sunday.

Highs may finally get back to the 50’s on Monday but by Tuesday the next round of rain arrives and thus readings will cool off some. Next Wednesday looks interesting as models try to warm up well into the 40’s however all of the other indicators point to a chance for flurries. I have lowered temperatures somewhat so it will be interesting to see which one wins out.

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