STORM MODE: Wintry weather continues followed by coldest temps this winter
**This is an outdated post originally for a system in early/mid-February 2020**
MID-MISSOURI - A snow and rain mix will blanket central Missouri through much of Wednesday before temperatures plummet for the end of the week.
Snow will continue through the evening.
Snow will push out around 11 PM to 1 AM. Clouds will decrease. Winds will increase. Temperatures will plummet and any wet slush leftover will freeze, hard.
Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect for central Missouri from 9am until 3am Thursday morning.— Tim Schmidt (@komuTim) February 12, 2020
Snow accumulations and hazardous travel possible pic.twitter.com/VB87mbeW73
Overall, accumulations of 1-4" are expected for much of mid-Missouri. However, areas south of HWY 50, due to slightly warmer temps and more rain mixing in, may only receive a dusting to 1" on Wednesday evening.
Please note that more snow may fall than actually accumulates. This will be a heavy, wet snow. It will compact on the ground over time and will melt with any rain mixing in, plus temps will be just around freezing through much of the system. This will be a difficult system to truly measure how much snow falls.
Snowfall accumulations will be heaviest north of I-70 where air temps will be colder, therefore more snow than rain...2-4" possible for Columbia and north.— Tim Schmidt (@komuTim) February 12, 2020
The opposite for areas south of I-70 where more rain than snow until late afternoon. 1-2" for Jefferson city and south. pic.twitter.com/6acRTVLMqz
COLDEST TEMPS THIS WINTER
Many folks have been begging for sunshine. The good news is, you'll get it for the end of this week on Thursday and Friday. The caveat? It brings the coldest temperatures of the 2019-2020 winter season with it.
Thursday morning will have lows near 10º and then only warm into the middle to upper 10s by the afternoon. It will also be windy and that will create a wind chill "feels like" between 0 and -10 on Thursday morning. Wind chills may barely make it above zero Thursday afternoon.
Thursday morning may produce the coldest temperature since November.
Friday will have an even colder actual temperature, around the middle single digits, but the wind should be calmer and that will produce wind chills of only 5 to -5. Temperatures should warm to near 30º on Friday afternoon. Expect plenty of sunshine this Valentine's Day.
Friday morning may be the coldest morning since March 3, 2019.
COLD AIR: Cold air will filter in behind this system. Thursday morning will have lows near 10° and will be windy this will result in wind chills ranging from 0 to -10°. This would be our coldest air since November. #MidMoWx #MoWx #MidMo pic.twitter.com/MUJTNB1YEk— Matt Beckwith (@KOMUMatt) February 11, 2020
Wednesday evening: Snow will accumulate throughout central Missouri and roads will be slick.
Thursday morning: Any moisture (liquid, slush or snow) left on the road will flash freeze overnight as temps plummet to around 10º by sunrise Thursday creating icy conditions if not treated. It will also be windy and very cold (see above).
Roads are slushy and slick out there, but main roads are drivable if you have to commute. It's always a good idea to stay at home if you can, but for many that isn't always an option.— Matt Beckwith (@KOMUMatt) February 12, 2020
Use caution if you have to travel. Slow down, and allow plenty of distance #MidMoWx #MoWx pic.twitter.com/XPOJnK19Oj