Here we snow again!

The National Weather Service expects snow/sleet for Jefferson City

A MoDOT truck plows snow on U.S. Highway 50 east of Jefferson City. Feb. 23, 2022 (Photo by Will Sites/Clarion News)

Clarion News

JEFFERSON CITY – With a nod to Yogi Berra, it’s like weather déjà vu all over again. Another midweek round of winter precipitation began dropping ice and snow Wednesday afternoon across much of central Missouri. At about 3:30 p.m., snow rolled across the Capital City, slowing traffic and creating a mess for commuters trying to beat deteriorating conditions.

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued numerous winter weather advisories and warnings for central, south-central, and eastern Missouri. The predictions – once again – proved accurate. Moderate snowfall began falling Wednesday afternoon in the Jefferson City area, with increasingly heavy precipitation along a line from east of Jefferson City to near St. Louis. Sleet was the primary cause of traffic accidents in Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Franklin, and St. Louis counties through late Wednesday afternoon. Round two is expected Thursday afternoon and evening.

The Weather Service is expecting 2-4 inches of snow by late Thursday evening. Temperatures will remain below freezing until Friday afternoon, with a high of 35. Saturday’s high will be 43 and Sunday will offer a spring-like 54.

U.S. Highway 50 is covered by snow and ice east of Jefferson City in the Gasconade County town of Rosebud. Feb. 23, 2022. (Photo by Will Sites/Clarion News)

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