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Snow, sleet possible for Friday morning commute

Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 5:10 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — About an inch of sleet and snow has been forecast for the Columbia area, and motorists have been advised to be cautious during the Friday morning commute.

Butch Dye, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in St. Louis, said to expect up to an inch of sleet and snow starting sometime after midnight. Snow was possible through Friday morning, but Dye said the bulk of the precipitation should come by 6 a.m.

Columbia Public Works urged Friday morning commuters to pay attention to the forecast and road conditions. After temperatures in the low 40s on Thursday, temperatures were expected to drop below freezing overnight with a cold front entering the Columbia area early Friday morning. Roads could be slick throughout the morning.

By Friday afternoon, the high temperature is expected to be 33 degrees with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service website. Temperatures are predicted to return to the low 40s during the weekend, with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the low 50s are expected Monday and Tuesday, rising into and the low 60s Wednesday.


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