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More Snow is Expected Mid-Week

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While people continue to shovel snow from their sidewalks and driveways, the National Weather Service says more of the white stuff is possible later this week. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports...

The Ozarks is still recovering from snow that fell over the weekend. Doug Cramer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield...

"Storm total amounts range from 3 to 4 inches from Springfield back to the west into far Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas where the heaviest amount occurred. As you got further east into the Eastern Ozarks there were some areas that may have only experienced a trace or a dusting especially out toward Salem and Eminence and those areas."

Four inches fell in Springfield. And Cramer says more snow is expected in the middle of the week...

"The National Weather Service is forecasting another round of accumulating snow beginning Wednesday, and that will continue into Thursday. We are expecting widespread amounts of one to three inches, and it wouldn't surprise us if maybe there were some isolated locations that experienced up to four inches with this little episode coming in."

Along with the snow, Cramer says there will be bitterly cold temperatures...

"That could be the main impact with this system as it pulls in arctic air straight from the North Pole. What that's going to do is that's going to cause temperatures to fall below zero both Thursday night and Friday night. Winds will be gusty. Wind chills are expected to fall anywhere from minus ten to minus 20 at times as those winds are gusting with those bitterly cold temperatures."

Highs Thursday will be in the low teens and Friday in the single digits.