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)

UPDATE: Five to ten inches of snow now expected in Columbia

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 issued a winter storm warning for most of the listening area, including Columbia, Jefferson City and Moberly.

The NWS is warning about hazardous driving conditions today across the region. NWS St. Louis meteorologist Marshall Pfahler tells Columbia is now expected to receive five to ten inches of snow by this evening, while Jefferson City should get three to seven inches.

Freezing rain started falling in Columbia at about 6 am, with snow coming at about 10 am.  The winter storm warning remains in effect until 9 pm.

NWS St. Louis meteorologist Jayson Gosselin is urging you to be careful on the road today.

“If you can work from home, try to avoid travel if you can. And if you do, be prepared, you know if you slide out, obviously take it slow,” Gosselin says.

Heavy snow is also expected in the Moberly and Salisbury areas, which could receive 8-12 inches.

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