Just when it looked safe to go back outside, the National Weather Service is forecasting that Chillicothe — along with the rest of northern Missouri and parts of eastern Kansas — is in for another round of heavy snowstorms and rainfall.
A winter storm watch has been issued for the counties of Livingston, Linn, Caldwell, Grundy, Daviess, Carroll, Chariton, and Sullivan. Such will take effect from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.
According to the NWS, the potential for between six and 10 inches of snow accumulation is possible. Higher amounts of could be experienced in certain areas.
"Snow will accumulate on roads beginning on Saturday night, causing roads to become snow packed and slick," the NWS warns. "Snowfall may also reduce visibility at times, producing hazardous travel conditions."
While they noted that the exact track of the system is difficult to pinpoint, the NWS expects that the heaviest snowfall will be along and south of the I-70 corridor.
Accuweather.com adds to that forecast a 45 percent chance of precipitation (either rain or snow) during the daylight hours today (Friday), with little to no accumulation expected. There is a 72 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday, which increases to a 78 percent chance as night falls.
Storms will continue off and on into Sunday, tapering off as the later hours come, until about 7 p.m., when the storm is expected to stop.
There is also a 55 percent chance of precipitation early Monday, with light flurries expected around the noon hour.