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Winter Weather Advisory issued; snow and strong winds expected

Mid-Missouri is looking at a decent amount of snow for the first time this winter. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs says the combination of snow and wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour will make it tricky for drivers.

“It’ll reduce visibilities and…that heavier snow can result in accumulations on roadways. Even if they are treated, if it comes down heavy enough it will create slick spots.”

Spriggs says most of mid-Missouri will get 1-3″ of snow, with near-whiteout conditions at times because of the wind. We may get more snow in Columbia on Friday than we’ve seen in the last 11 months combined.

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