A winter storm watch is in effect from late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon for much of the Ozarks, with ice accumulations likely.
The National Weather Service says confidence is increasing that freezing rain occasionally mixed with sleet, will develop across much of southern and central Missouri late Thursday night into Friday morning.
The wintry weather will then continue on a periodic basis into the weekend, especially across central Missouri, where temperatures will be the coldest.
While forecasters say the amount of ice accumulation will be highly dependent on where the surface freezing line sets up, it appears areas along Highway 60 and Interstate 44 will have the potential of seeing between one quarter and one half inch of total ice accumulation.
Further north, along Highway 54, temperatures may stay below freezing for much of the storm, and accumulations may exceed one half inch.
The KTTS 24 hour news center will have the latest on the winter storm, including updated forecasts, ice accumulation amounts, and interviews with the National Weather Service and local emergency managers.