Columbia expects snow Saturday, bitter cold Sunday and Monday

Friday, January 3, 2014 | 7:22 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Columbia is expected to get more snow Saturday night, followed by flurries and a steep drop in temperatures Sunday and continued cold on Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's temperatures will be relatively mild — a high of 40 and a low of 13. Snow will begin to fall in the evening, with about 4 inches of accumulation.

On Sunday, temperatures will hover in the low teens during the day, decreasing to 9 degrees around noon and as low as minus-6 overnight. A light snow is expected around 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Monday will be bitterly cold," said Butch Dye of with National Weather Forecast in St. Louis.

The high temperature is not expected to rise much above 2 degrees and will drop to 3 degrees below zero at night. 

The average high for January is 38 degrees, and the average low is 21 degrees, Dye said. 

The record low for Jan. 5 was 16 below zero in 1924. On Jan. 6, a record low of minus-12 was recorded in 1919, and a record low of minus-20 was recorded Jan. 7, 1912.

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