A winter storm will bear down on much of southwest Missouri starting late Tuesday afternoon, with snowfall rates overnight into Wednesday morning approaching one inch per hour.
The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday for areas along and south of a line from Joplin to Bolivar to Lebanon.
Five to ten inches of snow are possible in the warned area, with two to five inches of snow expected in the northern Ozarks, which are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
The heaviest snowfall should occur south of a Cassville to Springfield to Rolla line.
Snow will overspread the region from southwest to northeast late Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The heaviest snow will end by dawn on Wednesday, but light snow showers and flurries will persist into Wednesday night.
Hazardous driving conditions are expected along and south of I-44. Use extra caution while driving as moderate travel impacts are expected from this winter storm, with areas south and east of Springfield expected to have major travel impacts, with dangerous or impossible driving conditions.
You can also call 888-ASK-MODOT and speak with a customer service representative for road conditions.