State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews are recommending that mid-Missourians be prepared to head home early Wednesday and to delay or postpone travel tomorrow.
MoDOT chief safety officer Becky Allmeroth says any amount of ice, sleet and snow will make driving difficult. She urges you to slow down, if you do have to drive.
MoDOT will begin round-the-clock operations this afternoon, treating roads and then plowing sleet and snow on mid-Missouri highways.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis has issued a winter weather advisory for Columbia and Jefferson City and all of mid-Missouri, through midnight Friday morning.
Columbia is now expected to receive one to three inches of sleet and snow by Thursday evening. It will come in two rounds, according to NWS St. Louis meteorologist Jared Maples. He says some areas could see a light dusting of snow late this afternoon, while others could see snow and frozen precipitation.
Maples says the second round will arrive at about 8 tomorrow morning.