Officials with the National Weather Service have issued a Winter Weather Advisory and a Wind Advisory for the entire Lake region.
They say snow will spread across the region on Friday, with minor accumulations expected, ranging from 1 to 2 inches.
Here is an estimated timeline of snowfall chances through the day on Friday
Gusty winds of 30 to 45 mph are also expected on Friday, with occasional gusts up to 50 mph. Travel may become difficult at times. Additionally, gusty winds combined with snow may create blowing snow and reduced visibilities.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect for portions of northwestern Missouri with this same storm.
Here’s further information on the Lake Area Winter Weather advisory.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Springfield MO 214 PM CST Thu Jan 14 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of central and west central Missouri. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 9 PM CST Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow will move in from north to south early Friday. Periods of moderate snow are expected within heavier snow showers. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. And here's more information on the Wind Advisory:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Springfield MO 839 PM CST Thu Jan 14 2021 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Missouri. * WHEN...From 6 AM to 6 PM CST Friday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strong winds will likely cause blowing snow and may further reduce visibility. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.