Snow in Joplin on Sunday, 1/14/24. Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Transportation.

Snow Falling in the Ozarks Sunday with Bitterly Cold Temperatures

9:00 p.m. UPDATE: Westbound I-44 near the Missouri-Oklahoma state line re-opened by around 7:45 p.m.

5:10 p.m. UPDATE: If you’re travelling west on I-44 between Springfield and Joplin, be prepared to get off the interstate at Exit 18.

4:10 p.m. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has updated its forecast of snowfall totals, with the highest amounts still expected near the Missouri-Arkansas border. 0.8 inch of snow has been measured at the NWS office in Springfield.

3:20 p.m. Sunday UPDATE: Snow accumulations are adding up in the western Ozarks, with 3.3 inches of snow measured near Goodman in McDonald County, 2.0 inches in Neosho, 3.0 inches in Anderson.

As of 2:00 p.m., the National Weather Service had measured a little over 1/2 inch of snow at their office in northwest Springfield.

1.5 inches of snow were reported southeast of Table Rock.

We have had reports of Webb City and Carterville areas in Jasper County.

Original Story: Snow began falling in the Ozarks around mid-morning Sunday, shifting from west to east across the area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas generally along and south of I-44, including the Springfield metro area, until midnight Monday morning.

Light to moderate snow will continue into Sunday night, with accumulations of one to two inches likely, especially along and south of Highway 60.

Localized higher amounts are possible along the Missouri-Arkansas border, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect for several counties in northern Arkansas.

Impacts to travel are expected. Check out road conditions in southwest Missouri and across the state here with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

Watch for snow-covered roads, some slick spots and reduced visibilities during active snowfall.

As of 1:20 p.m. roads are becoming snow covered in Branson.

Use caution when doing any travel Sunday night and Monday morning.