A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for all of southwest Missouri from late Tuesday night through Thursday evening.
Forecasters say this is shaping up to be an impactful winter storm, with mainly snow of six plus inches north of Interstate 44.
South of I-44, snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely with three or more inches of snow, sleet and light ice accumulation possible.
Rain will spread into our area Tuesday, and will change over to a wintry mix in central Missouri late Tuesday night.
That mix will reach areas near the I-44 corridor by 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The precipitation will transition to mostly snow Wednesday night.
Snow will continue Thursday before gradually tapering off late in the day.
Disruptions to travel are expected, and some power outages are possible where ice accumulation is higher.
The greatest chances for accumulating ice are in northern Arkansas and south central Missouri.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City tells our sister station 93.9 The Eagle in Columbia that 10 to 15 inches of snow is possible with this storm in the Columbia and Jefferson City areas.