A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the northwestern two-thirds of the Big K listening area, and a Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at midnight tonight for the southeastern third. Meteorologist Ray Christensen from the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill says freezing rain should be starting right around sunset for the Northwest part of the area.
Christensen says there could be a small break in the precipitation early morning, and then most of the area should start seeing snowfall by mid-morning.
Chistensen offers a timeline when the entire system should be out of the area Saturday night.
Most the area is expected to see a variation of a glaze to up to .2″ of an inch of ice. Moberly and the northern half of the listening area is expected to see 3-5 inches of snow. Points south and east of Moberly could expect to see between one and three inches of snow.