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Storm winds down Saturday night, limited snow possible by Sunday morning

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:23:37 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 22 2013 11:20:07 AM CST
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We've had rain (and freezing rain for some) most of the day.

Temperatures have risen very slowly for parts of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, and held near the freezing mark for western and central Missouri. Ice accumulation has been around a quarter inch for most places, with Springfield holding just above freezing since about 10 this morning.  An upper low is over northern Oklahoma now, with drier air working in above the surface pushing into the western Ozarks now.  This will bring an end to the steady precipitation rather quickly this evening, though we may continue to see drizzle or patchy freezing drizzle.

The main band of snow overnight will set up from southern Kansas to northern Missouri, missing us for the most part. We may see a trace of snow in Springfield and other places near I-44, with an inch or so (maybe a bit more in spots) north of a Camdenton to Lamar line. For those with ice on limbs over western Missouri, the wind will become a concern tonight as it increases from the northwest, so spotty power outages are still a possibility.

We'll end up just below freezing tomorrow morning, except for areas near Mountain Home, AR and West Plains, MO where it may stay slightly warmer. Sunday will be mainly cloudy and chilly with highs in Missouri near the freezing mark and upper 30s likely in Arkansas. Again, drizzle or a few flurries is possible but nothing significant is expected. Very cold air will set in for Monday with highs mainly in the 20s and lows in the teens for a couple mornings.

Mainly dry weather is expected through the coming week.