Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Heavy Sleet South of Springfield

Sleet showers are rolling into southwest Missouri Monday morning and will continue into the afternoon.

The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Christian, Barry, Douglas, Howell, McDonald, Ozark, Stone and Taney Counties until midnight Tuesday morning.

Areas along I-44 are under a Winter Weather Advisory for the same time period.

Forecasters say heavy sleet amounts of a half inch or more look likely south of Springfield, with isolated thunderstorms containing heavy sleet likely.

We’ve also had reports of light to moderate snow Monday morning in the Springfield area.

All of this comes after freezing drizzle throughout the night Sunday night into Monday morning.

Plan on slippery road conditions, and the hazardous conditions could impact the Monday afternoon commute.

Keep an extra flashlight in our car, along with food and water in case of emergency.

Click here for statewide road conditions with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

You can also call 1-888-275-6636.

Click here for a list of crashes, stalled vehicles, and other traffic slowdowns in the Springfield metro area.

The National Weather Service recorded freezing mist and drizzle for 26 straight hours, ending around 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Other freezing rain totals include 0.26 inch in Vichy, 0.13 inch near Airport Drive in Joplin, and 0.30 inch in Willard.