Weekend snow in forecast; NWS unsure of local amounts

Thursday, January 13, 2022
A truck with the City of Sikeston spreads salt on North Kingshighway Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in preparation for the Jan. 6 winter weather event. More winter weather is expected this weekend.
Leonna Heuring/Standard Democrat

More snow is expected in southeast Missouri this weekend but the amount of accumulation is still unknown.

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky, is reporting a wintry mix of rain and snow is expected to come through the area Friday night and should transition to mainly snow Saturday. The chance of snow continue Saturday night into Sunday.

“There is still a fair amount of uncertainty with respect to temperatures and potential snow accumulations,” the NWS said in a special weather statement Thursday morning. “Some travel impacts cannot be ruled out across the region.”

The latest forecast Thursday morning called for a 40% chance of rain after midnight Friday turning to snow between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with snow likely after 4 p.m. The high will be near 38 with a northeast wind between 9-14 mph and gusts as high as 23 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday night snow is likely with a low around 23. The snow will taper off before noon Sunday.

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