Winter weather advisory issued for Boone County

Monday, January 21, 2008 | 4:58 p.m. CST; updated 2:05 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — Commuters need to be extra alert during the Tuesday morning travel.

A weak storm system is expected to bring freezing drizzle that might mix with light snow or sleet Monday night. Although the precipitation isn’t expected to add up to much — the National Weather Service is calling for less than 1 inch — temperatures will be low enough to create problems on area roads.

The combination of frozen precipitation and cold prompted the Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for Boone County late Monday afternoon until 6 a.m. Tuesday. “A glaze of ice is expected to form on untreated roads, causing them to become very slick,” the Weather Service advisory stated.

Monday’s midday temperature was only a degree below the date’s average of 37 degrees, but Monday night’s storm would lower temperatures and bring in a cold front that would last about a week, said Ben Miller of the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

But going into next week, temperatures should pick up and remain in the 30s and 40s, Miller said.

Miller said the long-range forecast predicts temperatures to be above normal for the next two weeks. “It’s a bonus for this time of the year,” he said.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.