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Weather Takes A Drastic Turn Today In The Ozarks

National Weather Service

Update:  The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of Missouri and northern Arkansas through 6 p.m. 

Road temperatures are dropping more quickly than expected, according to the weather service, and numerous accidents are being reported.  

Snow, possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain, is forecast for the rest of the afternoon.

Some schools are closing early.  View the list here.  

Original Story:  Jeff Raberding, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Springfield office, explains how much accumulation we might expect.

"Maybe a glaze of ice today," he said.  "The good thing is, the last two days have been very warm and so the surfaces and road temperatures are pretty warm to start out with, so I don't think there's going to be a lot of impact.  Maybe on bridges and overpasses later this morning and this afternoon, and any snow accumulation will mainly be on grassy areas at this point."

You should take care on the roads today and tonight.  Drivers should slow down and keep a safe distance from vehicles in front of them.  

Temperatures will drop into the 20s during the day Monday and into the teens overnight.

"We're looking at temperatures getting pretty cold tonight down in the teens near record lows and wind chills close to zero or the single digits above zero," said Raberding.

The low Monday night into Tuesday morning  is expected to be 13.  The record low for November 12 is 13 set 108 years ago in 1911.