STORM MODE: Monitoring snow totals & journey impacts Tuesday night time into Wednesday | Climate

Winter climate returns to the area on Tuesday night time with a mixture of rain and snow that may transition to all snow. 

QUIET DURING THE DAY TUESDAY

Tuesday will probably be quiet through the day with cloud cowl on the rise by the morning. Ultimately it would change into overcast with highs within the decrease to center 40s. 



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TRACKING THE SNOW

Precipitation is anticipated to start late Tuesday night with a rain/snow combine that may transition over to snowfall in a single day. Timing ought to be round, or after 7pm for a lot of mid-Missouri. Snow will proceed into Wednesday with the majority of the accumulating snow coming to an finish by noon Wednesday. Gentle flurries will stay attainable by a lot of the day. 



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The system is because of a low strain system that may observe by southeast Missouri. Since this low strain system goes to be a good way away, we’ll see lesser impacts for a lot of the area. The very best impacts will probably be for areas alongside and south of I-44 the place a Winter Storm Warning is in place.



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SNOW TOTALS & UNCERTAINTY

This technique remains to be a few day away, however it’s anticipated to be a much bigger storm for the southeastern components of the state. Temperatures are anticipated to vary from the decrease to center 30s throughout this occasion, which means a moist snow that may even do some melting as soon as it falls. We’ll additionally want to observe for any dry air that may intrude on this storm, however this isn’t anticipated to be a foremost issue.

Most of mid-Missouri is anticipated to see 2-4” of snowfall. A number of areas of domestically greater quantities cannot be dominated out as you head south. 

Snow totals within the vary of 4-7+” will probably be attainable for areas alongside and south of I-44, together with all of southern Missouri, Rolla, Lake of the Ozarks and the St. Louis metro. Snowfall charges may method 1″ per hour through the early morning hours close to I-44. Journey alongside this interstate is prone to be tough.  

Areas throughout northwest components of the state might solely see a dusting to an inch of snow. 



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The KOMU 8 Storm Mode Index will probably be at a 3 for this occasion, which means that we count on points, particularly for areas south of Freeway 50 to close I-44. This won’t be a giant snowfall, however will probably trigger gradual journey on Wednesday morning particularly for southern components of the area.



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TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Journey will probably be good by Tuesday night, however circumstances will begin to deteriorate in a single day into Wednesday morning. When snow begins roads will initially be moist and slushy, however are anticipated to change into snow lined by Wednesday morning. 

Highway crews will probably battle to pre-treat roadways attributable to this technique beginning as rain, which might wash away the therapy. 

Journey is prone to be at its worst on Wednesday morning. Snow will come to an finish by noon Wednesday, so circumstances ought to begin to enhance by the afternoon and night as a result of work of street crews and temperatures above freezing. 

It will be a good suggestion to clear off your automobile, driveway, sidewalk, and so on… Wednesday afternoon when temperatures are above freezing. The heavy and moist snow will freeze Wednesday night time and be rather more tough to cope with on Thursday.



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LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday will probably be a cold day with morning temperatures within the center 20s and highs within the 30s underneath cloudy skies. 

We’ll get hotter on Friday and Saturday, prompting an excellent quantity of snow soften earlier than one other likelihood of rain/snow returns on Sunday. 



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