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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Winter storm on its way

  • Snow, ice could be trouble for travelers
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  • There may be no place like home for the holidays, but if home involves traveling this weekend, drivers should beware.
    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night. A freezing rain advisory was lifted late this morning.
    The weather service says that a strong winter storm system will begin to affect northwest Missouri Saturday afternoon and spread quickly across north central and northeast Missouri Saturday evening.
    Any light mixed precipitation Saturday afternoon is expected to quickly become snow Saturday evening and may be heavy at times. Although changes in storm track may alter specific snow amounts, conditions appear favorable for significant snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across the northwest Missouri area Saturday night. Snow will taper off to flurries by daybreak Sunday.
    A winter storm watch means that there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
    Saturday’s temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees, with an overnight low of 20. Sunday’s high is forecast at 26, with an overnight low of 4. Temperatures continue to drop, with a high of 13 Monday and alow of minus 9.
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