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Snow is Possible Tonight and Tomorrow

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More winter weather is making its way toward Missouri, and the southwest part of the state could see some snow, although not as much as areas further north.  Steve Lindenberg is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield…

"There's a pretty strong low pressure system down in Texas right now getting ready to push into southern Oklahoma.  That's gonna track into Arkansas later today and tonight and into southeast Missouri tomorrow morning, and mainly today we're expecting rainfall and possibly some thunderstorms across the Missouri Ozarks.  As the temperature cools this evening we could expect rain to change over to snow over southeast Kansas into west-central Missouri and eventually into the Springfield area  as we head into the overnight areas and into Tuesday morning," he said.

The heaviest snow, he says, will be north and west of a Columbus, Kansas to Eldon, MO line where six to ten inches of accumulation are possible.  Amounts here are expected to be much smaller…

"Here in the Springfield area and along the Interstate 44 corridor, we're looking at anywhere from trace amounts of snow up to two inches," he said.

Lindenberg says snowfall could continue into tomorrow.  There’s a chance for periods of light snow showers tomorrow night into Wednesday with a dusting to half an inch of accumulation possible.