Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Latest on Winter Storm in the Ozarks

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for all of southwest Missouri through Thursday evening.

Freezing rain, sleet and snow has fallen Wednesday morning, with road conditions worsening, especially along and north of I-44.

We’ve had mainly freezing rain in the Springfield area through the morning commute.

Since midnight, 0.07 of ice accretion was reported at the National Weather Service Office in Springfield, with one tenth of an inch reported in the Lockwood area in Dade County.

By 9 a.m., we had reports of three inches of snow south of El Dorado Springs, with reports of five inches in Warsaw, four inches in Cole Camp, 0.5 inches in Rolla, and 1.5 inches in Nevada.

A 9:30 a.m. report indicated 5.8 inches of snow has fallen in Appleton City (St. Clair County).

At 10:40 a.m. four inches of snow was reported in Humansville along Highway 13 in northern Polk County.

The National Weather Service says through Wednesday afternoon, we will see a tendency for a lull in wintry precipitation coverage and intensity, but expect patches of light precipitation at times.

Roughly north of I-44, that will be mainly in the form of snow, while along and south of the interstate, that will be a wintry mix or freezing drizzle, sleet, and perhaps snow.

We are still on track for moderate to heavy snow to move in from the southwest Wednesday evening and continue into early Thursday.

No changes to accumulation amounts are expected at this time, with 5 to 7 inches of snow expected in the Springfield area and 6-8 inches in the Lebanon and Osage Beach areas, with 4-8 inches in the Branson area and along the Missouri-Arkansas border.

The forecast for ice has been reduced. We’re expecting up to one tenth of an inch south of I-44, with up to a quarter of an inch in south central Missouri.

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest on the winter storm on 93-3 and AM 560 KWTO and at 933

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