STORM MODE UPDATE: Roller coaster storm system exits leaving icy roads behind

2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Saturday, January 11 2020 Jan 11, 2020 Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:50:00 PM CST January 11, 2020 in Weather
By: Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Chief Meteorologist, Tim Schmidt & Matt Beckwith, KOMU 8 Meteorologist
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**This is an outdated post from a storm system between January 10-12, 2020.**

MID-MISSOURI - The KOMU 8 First Alert Weather Team has been tracking a developing storm system since last Sunday, when it was just starting out near Alaska. Now it is moving through the region.

Friday night: Much of central and southern Missouri received 2" to 5" rainfall over the last 36 hours, leading to flooding throughout the Lake of the Ozarks, Rolla and communities near Jefferson City. Rain and storms are done. Now the focus shifts to winter weather.

Saturday morning: Freezing rain and sleet blanketed much of the area, as expected. As the afternoon wore on, the transition to snow came into play right on time with the forecast.

Saturday afternoon: Snow fell, heavy at times, to the accumulation of 1-3" for most in central Missouri. 

SUNDAY

Morning temps will be near 20. Roads will be icy if not properly treated. 

Road crews should have ample time to treat roads overnight and on Sunday morning to create safe travel conditions by at least midday Sunday. The sun may also come out on Sunday and temps are expected to reach above freezing, also aiding in a good melting time period. You'll want to tune into KOMU 8 News Today on Sunday morning at 7am for a live look at road conditions. 

Please stay tuned to KOMU 8 Newscasts, KOMU.com/weather and the KOMU 8 Weather App on Apple and Android devices for more weather information so you're never caught off guard. We're here for you!

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