Ice storm bears down on Ozarks

The National Weather Service says light precipitation could begin Friday morning, with the most significant icing expected Saturday night into Sunday morning.

A winter storm watch is now in effect for Chase and Greenwood counties from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

The main takeaway from the latest forecast is that the ice storm is expected to be widespread and could significantly impact travel across Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Businesses and schools have been encouraged to remain closed Friday if possible and schools in St. Francois and surrounding counties have taken their advice, announcing at about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon that they were canceling Friday classes. If there is enough ice accumulation on power lines and tree branches, power outages may become a problem, something we will be monitoring. "It will mainly be freezing rain and sleet".

Saturday night into Sunday may actually end up being the worst time for icing across a large section of the Central U.S., and the final ice accumulation totals through Tuesday morning are simply incredible.

OKC will see a transition from freezing rain to rain by Saturday afternoon. That might not seem like a lot, but that amount of ice accumulation would more than likely be crippling.

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There was heavy rain at 5:30 a.m.in Bloomington-Normal, but by 7 a.m., it was most a light drizzle or mist.

Freezing rain will result in hazardous travel conditions the next couple of days. Ice accumulations of over one-quarter inch are expected, especially in the western and northern regions of the state. The ice storm will continue in the central Plains Sunday. "We could see some pretty strong storms as well", Brown said.

There isn't expected to be much temperature change into Saturday.

Weather forecasters say southeast Nebraska could be in for an icy weather event later this weekend.

Sunday will be a bit warmer with a high of 44 and low of 39. Considerations will need to be made and if you plan on going to the game stay up to date with the latest on this winter storm.

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