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Next Few Hours
First Alert Forecast
Friday will begin foggy and temps will be near freezing along I-70, meaning it could freeze to vehicles so be sure to allow extra time to be sure your windshield is clear and warm before you start driving. Temps will be even colder, into the 20s, north of I-70. Warmer to the south with no issues expected.
Rain and snow will push in between 3-7pm from west to east. This will start out as snow for areas along and north of HWY 24 (Moberly). This will start as rain for most areas to the south. The freezing line will continue to push south. Rain is expected to change to snow between 8pm and midnight for the I-70 corridor. For areas between I-70 and I-44, this change from rain to snow will continue to push south with everyone under snowfall by 6am.
Remember that road crews won't pretreat roads with salt until the rain stops, otherwise it would simply wash away and be a waste. Therefore, some roads may freeze over as temps cool below freezing overnight.
It will be windy. Winds will be sustained up to 25 mph during the snowfall. They will gust up to 30-40 mph, with the strongest winds along and north of I-70. This will create whiteout, blizzard conditions during moderate snowfall intensity periods Saturday morning.
Snow will end from northwest to southeast from midday into the middle of the afternoon. Thinking diagonally, it will end for Columbia and areas NW around noon, and end by 4pm for areas along I-44.
Remember that roads may still be slick and snow may still be blowing around after it stops falling.
We are expected 1-5" across the area, with most of this north of I-70. Due to blowing winds, it may not seem like you get much accumulating snow at all.
Skies will clear Saturday afternoon and evening as temps fall to around 10-degrees by sunrise Sunday. Winds chills will be around zero.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the middle 20s.
Monday is dry with temps reaching near 40.
Tuesday has another chance for rain changing to snow.
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