A winter weather advisory will go in effect across portions of the Lake Area starting at 6PM this evening (Monday) until 9AM on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says residents can expect freezing rain that may accumulate up to one tenth of an inch.
Ron Gentry with the Camden County Emergency Management office.
He tells KRMS News drivers should be cautious on the roadways even if your area isn’t in the advisory.
He also recommends you stock your vehicle in case you get caught in the freezing rain and something happens to your car.
That includes items like a blanket, a small bag of non-perishable foods, water and safety gear, such as a set of hazard triangles.
Officials with the national weather service say it’s also important to bring in your pets and your plants.
Meteorologist Mike Albano.
He tells KRMS News the majority of the freezing rain will only affect areas without direct sunlight or the ability to stay warm with the sun
Albano says most of the major roadways will likely remain clear due to treatments done by MoDot or local public works teams as well as the heat still remaining in the ground from the warmer days this past week.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Springfield MO 250 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020 ...Wintry Weather Expected Monday Evening into Tuesday Morning... KSZ073-097-MOZ055-056-066-067-261200- /O.NEW.KSGF.WW.Y.0014.201026T2300Z-201027T1400Z/ Bourbon-Crawford-Benton-Morgan-Vernon-St. Clair- Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp, Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount, Stover, Laurie, Nevada, Tiffin, Appleton City, and Johnson City 250 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY... * WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. * WHERE...Portions of southeast Kansas and central and west central Missouri. * WHEN...From 6 PM Monday to 9 AM CDT Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...In addition to the light freezing rain and drizzle, temperatures falling into the upper 20s will create a hard freeze. Any sensitive outdoor plants will be damaged of killed. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Springfield MO 450 AM CDT Mon Oct 26 2020 KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-271000- Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton- Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone- Taney-Ozark-Oregon- 450 AM CDT Mon Oct 26 2020 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Significant Freeze risk. Limited ice accumulation risk. Limited sleet risk. Limited Lightning Risk DISCUSSION... A storm system will continue to bring rain and even some thunderstorms to extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks today. There is a limited risk of some sleet over areas along and north of a line from Girard Kansas to Versailles Missouri. No impacts from this sleet are expected today. Freezing drizzle will be possible tonight as temperatures hover around the freezing mark. Some locations could dip below freezing, allowing for a glaze of ice on elevated objects for areas north of Interstate 44. As temperatures cool below freezing tonight, some locations could experience a freeze. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday. Additional rain and even some mixed precipitation will be possible on Tuesday. A third round of showers and even some thunderstorms will is likely on Wednesday into early Thursday. Storm total precipitation through Thursday could range from 2 to 3.5 inches. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight. && More detailed information can be accessed at: http://www.weather.gov/sgf/sitrep This product in graphical format...along with other weather... hydrological and climate information...at http://www.weather.gov/sgf