A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) driver plows snow on Highway 50 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of MoDOT)

9 AM UPDATE: five inches of snow on ground in Columbia

A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) driver plows snow on Highway 50 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of MoDOT)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis is expecting about eight inches of snow on the ground in Columbia by about noon.

NWS St. Louis meteorologist Jon Carney tells 939 the Eagle that there’s about four to five inches of snow on the ground now, with two to three additional inches expected by noon. Another three to five inches of snow is likely in the second round starting tonight at about 6 and going through the morning.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the entire listening area. NWS Kansas City meteorologist Brett Williams says this will be a two-round storm system.

“That snow will begin to taper off by late morning, probably going to see some light snow lingering through probably mid to late afternoon before coming to an end. And then snow will ramp back up by Wednesday evening, continuing overnight into Thursday morning before coming to an end by Thursday afternoon,” Williams says.

Williams warns the travel is difficult. He’s recommending that you stay home, saying the I-70 corridor between Columbia/Boonville and St. Louis will be impacted by snow.

“Plan on really limited or even no travel for Wednesday through Friday this week. It’s just not going to be a good time out there trying to get around on the roads,” says Williams.

Jefferson City could see some frozen precipitation today.

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