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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.

      NEWS-10-26-2020 WINTER WEATHER 1 - 26th October 2020

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.

      NEWS-10-26-2020 WINTER WEATHER 2 - 26th October 2020

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.

      NEWS-10-26-2020 WINTER WEATHER 7 - 26th October 2020

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

      NEWS-10-26-2020 WINTER WEATHER 5 - 26th October 2020

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
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