Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued at: 8:57 PM CST on December 17, 2014, expires at: 9:00 AM CST on December 18, 2014
- ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 am CST Thursday... A Winter Weather Advisory for mixed winter precipitation remains in effect until 9 am CST Thursday.
- Short term trends...reports from media...emergency management...and Highway departments indicate a light accumulation of sleet and snow from southeast Kansas into Missouri. The heaviest precipitation is now occurring from the Stockton and Cassville areas east to the Branson...Springfield...Marshfield...and Lebanon areas. Slick spots have developed on highways with a few accidents being reported in both the Joplin and Springfield areas. Areas from the Springfield and Marshfield area north to the Truman and Lake of The Ozarks region will see additional some Road accumulation this evening.
- Timing and areas affected...all of southwestern Missouri... central Missouri...and extreme southeastern Kansas through mid morning Thursday.
- Snow and sleet accumulations...accumulations will range from a dusting to half inch across far southern Missouri...to between one and two inches along and north of U.S. 60. Slightly higher accumulations up to three inches can be expected along the I-44 corridor east of U.S. Highway 65.
- Ice accumulations...freezing drizzle late tonight may result in a thin glaze of ice by Thursday morning. Ice will be most likely on bridges...overpasses...and other elevated surfaces.
- Impacts...the wintry mix will impact travel especially on bridges...overpasses and secondary or untreated roads. Some travel impacts are expected and travel conditions could vary considerably over short distances going from wet roadways to ice and snow covered roadways. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet... or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.