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Winter Weather Advisory Tuesday: 1-3 Inches of Slushy Snow Accumulations

1:45 p.m. Tuesday UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the snowfall across the Ozarks from the National Weather Service.

A band of snow will continue to transition east across most of the area this afternoon. Additional snowfall amounts of a half inch to one inch will occur along and north of a Branson to Salem line. Temperatures will continue to drop below freezing and may result in road impacts for the afternoon and evening commutes. There is a low chance (20 percent) of freezing drizzle as the snow ends later this evening. If this develops then additional slick spots would develop on area roadways. Gusty northwest winds will continue behind the low pressure system, with some gusts of 35 to 45 mph likely through early evening. This will cause some blowing snow to occur which will further limit visibilities. Temperatures late this afternoon and evening will dip into the mid to upper 20s with wind chills into the single digits to teens this afternoon and tonight.

As of 11:45 a.m., we had .7 inch of snow measured at the National Weather Service Office in Springfield.

Rolla reported 0.7 inch, with 0.5 inch northwest of Licking as of 8 a.m.

As of 8:51 a.m., 2.1 inches of snow were on the ground in Appleton City in St. Clair County to the northwest of Springfield.

Original Story: A wintry mix will transition to snow through the day on Tuesday, bringing one to three inches of snow and slushy accumulations on roadways in the Ozarks.

Areas across south central Missouri may see little to no snow accumulations.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of southwest Missouri through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says minor to locally moderate road impacts are expected, especially along and north of I-44.

These impacts may linger into Wednesday morning.

Precipitation should generally be all snow by 12-2 p.m. and clear by 6-8 p.m.

Roads in the Ozarks are mainly just wet Tuesday morning, but may become snow covered for the afternoon commute.

Get updated road conditions from across the Ozarks and around the state here with the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

We have many school districts that have called off classes for Tuesday, including Springfield Public Schools.

Stay tuned to 93-3 and A-M 560 for the latest forecast information and local news updates on our first accumulating snow of the winter.