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Science and the Environment

Temperatures to Drop Drastically Today in the Ozarks

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Temperatures are close to 60 in the Springfield area this morning, but as the day goes on, they'll drop.

"It's been going 20 to 25 degrees drop in less than an hour," said Steve Lindenberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield.  While they’re not expecting much precipitation today, he said, roads could be slick.

"We could see flash freezing of any moisture that's on the ground right already as temperatures drop quickly below freezing," he said, "so that could create slick spots."

We could see freezing drizzle as well, he added.

Several area schools have set early dismissal times for this afternoon.  View a list of those here.

A winter weather advisory continues until midnight.