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The Ozarks Could Get Several Inches of Snow Tomorrow


National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Griffin says the snow will start tomorrow morning and continue into tomorrow night…

"By mid morning, between seven and ten o'clock in the morning tomorrow, we will see a rapid development of light to moderate snow developing across the Springfield metro area, increasingly getting heavier as we move toward the mid day hour tomorrow.  Temperatures will be right at the freezing mark, and we'll have a band of moderate to occasionally heavy snow setting up for the mid day throughout the afternoon hours across the area, which will produce locally heavy amounts," he said.

Griffin says accumulations will vary widely across a county depending on where the snow band sets up.  Currently, the National Weather Service is predicting three to seven inches for the Springfield area and up to nine inches for other parts of the Ozarks.  He says that will be mostly snow…

"It may be mixed in early with a little sleet but should rapidly change over to all snow and then as we head into tomorrow night there's a chance that the snow could change over to maybe a little freezing drizzle or just plain rain.  It just depends on that magic number--number 32 the freezing mark," he said.

Griffin says conditions will be messy for the evening commute tomorrow, especially for those areas under the heavy snow band.

According to the National Weather Service, some areas could see accumulations of an inch per hour from late tomorrow morning through tomorrow afternoon.  Visibility could be reduced to less than half a mile at times.