National Weather Service says above-freezing temps will arrive this weekend
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The campus closure on Monday was extended into Tuesday as bitter cold and slick road conditions continued across mid-Missouri. Mother Nature will continue her icy grip into midweek as high temperatures will struggle to hit 20 degrees and lows will remain in the single digits until at least Friday. Another round of snow will likely blanket the area on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday (Feb. 16) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Jefferson City area effective for late Tuesday evening through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Expect bitter cold and an additional 1-3 inches of dry snow on Wednesday. Area roads are expected to remain dangerous through Wednesday and into Thursday.
MoDOT on Tuesday reported dangerous road conditions throughout most of the Show-Me-State. Highways feeding into the Capital City – including highways 50, 54, and 63 – remain covered or partly covered. According to the transportation department, until temperatures reach into the 20s, salt and other anti-ice chemicals are ineffective.