A Columbia Public Works crew member plows snow downtown near Rally House on February 2, 2022 (photo courtesy of John Ogan at Columbia Public Works)

Columbia and Jefferson City are covered in separate winter weather advisories

A Columbia Public Works crew member plows snow downtown near Rally House on February 2, 2022 (photo courtesy of John Ogan at Columbia Public Works)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has increased snow projection totals for mid-Missouri for Thursday and Friday.

A winter weather advisory began at 9 am for Boone, Audrain and Monroe counties in the 939 the Eagle listening area. The advisory goes until 6 tomorrow morning.

NWS meteorologist Brad Charboneau tells 939 the Eagle that mid-Missouri motorists should avoid unnecessary travel.

“If you really have to get out, make sure you slow down and give yourself some extra stopping distance. Make sure you’re using your low-beam headlights, even if you’re kind of out there on your own,” Charboneau says.

Columbia is now projected to receive three to six inches of snow by tomorrow, while Jefferson City should see two to five inches.

A winter weather advisory for Cole, Callaway and Moniteau counties takes effect at midnight, and goes until 3 tomorrow afternoon.

Charboneau says temperatures will continue to drop by Saturday morning.

“Could see temperatures drop down to as low as ten degrees, maybe even into the upper single digits by Saturday morning in that area,” he says.

Keep your radio tuned to 939 the Eagle for updated forecast information.

 

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