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MISSOURI — The second major winter storm of the season is shaping up across most of Missouri Friday afternoon and this evening.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Blair told KMZU News that there is a very good chance much of the listening area can expect heavy snow beginning Friday night.

 

“We are looking at a heavy snow event transpiring sometime tonight

Scott said rain will begin midday and will transition to snow in the late afternoon or early evening before heavy snowfall develops into the overnight hours.

As of Friday morning, NWS meteorologists were not worried about sleet or ice, however Scott said the system is still developing and the situation will remain fluid.

“Some precipitation initially as rain will begin to overspread the area later this morning and into the early afternoon hours,” Scott explained. “Eventually that rain will transition into snow as we get later into the day and into this evening, and that’s when we will start to see those periods of moderate-to-occasionally heavy snowfall.”

Drivers are reminded travel is likely to be impacted beginning Friday afternoon and into Saturday, when the storm is expected to move out in the early afternoon.

 

Parts of the area are under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at noon Friday, while the eastern portion of the listening area are under a Winter Weather Warning until Saturday afternoon.