Winter storm watch posted for areas south of lake
Updated National Weather Service watch/warning map
Web video briefing on potential storm
A light wintry mix of precipitation will be possible Wednesday morning, mainly along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. A light wintry mix of precipitation will again be possible Wednesday night, mainly along and south of the Interstate 44 corridor. Any accumulations of ice or snow would be minor.
A winter storm will likely impact the region late Thursday into Friday. Precipitation may start as a wintry mix Thursday afternoon across extreme southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas.
Precipitation will then expand north and east across the central and southern Missouri Ozarks Thursday night and will then taper off on Friday.
Precipitation will likely change to snow over most of the outlook area Thursday night, with the snow then continuing into Friday before diminishing.
There are some indications that sleet may mix with the snow at times across far southern Missouri Thursday night.
At this time, it appears that significant accumulations of snow and perhaps sleet are possible along and south of the Highway 60 corridor. Some minor ice accumulation will also be possible across far southern Missouri.
Much lighter amounts of snow are expected across the Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks region. A winter storm watch is in effect along and south of a Columbus, Kan., to Springfield to Eminence, Mo., line from Thursday afternoon through Friday.
Wednesday: A chance of sleet before noon, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Wind chill values as low as 20. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before midnight, then a slight chance of snow and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday: Cloudy, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as 13. North wind between 8 and 11 mph.
Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind between 10 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.