La Niña, an Arctic oscillation and a break in the polar jet stream add to the uncertainty of this winter's weather, except that it's likely that there will be more snow than usual.
A storm system could bring a mix of sleet and ice on Monday if the storm heads north and away from Columbia. If the storm steers south and toward Columbia, snow is more likely.
The National Weather Service forecasts that 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall in Boone County between Saturday night and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Snow still covered many roads in Columbia on Friday, two days after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on mid-Missouri.
Columbia residents should prepare for 2 to 4 more inches of snow this weekend.
Craig Dunwoody spent 24 hours Wednesday and Thursday plowing streets and shoveling sidewalks for his clients, taking a break only for a two-hour nap.
Winter at times can seem insufferable in Columbia, but it depends on what one compares it with.
When temperatures fall below zero, frozen pipes can leak or burst, leaving residents with headaches.
The winter storm that began Wednesday dropped a little more than 8 inches of snow on Columbia, forcing snowplow drivers into action.
Unsafe paths might cause a delay in delivery or cause mail not to be delivered at all.
Snow is likely to accumulate along and north of Interstate 70. Drivers should watch out for hazardous conditions, especially on less-traveled and untreated roads.
The date's record of 3.2 inches, set in 1905, was outdone by the 3.8 inches that were measured at Columbia Regional Airport. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reported a total of 6 inches in Columbia.
Derrick Ray is one of 30 city workers who take turns in 12-hour shifts keeping Columbia's streets passable in winter storms.
Snow and slick roads were the source of about 80 accidents in and around Columbia and caused a school bus to slide off the road.
Columbia is expected to get about 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon.
School is canceled for Tuesday throughout the district
Gen. George Casey Jr. toured the sprawling southern Missouri post on Tuesday.
New Year's Eve weather shocked residents across the Midwest as tornadoes touched down in three states. However, tornadoes in December shouldn't come as such a surprise.
Donations are being accepted as Fort Leonard Wood recovers from a New Year's Eve tornado.
The temperature will drop from an expected high in the mid-60s on Friday to the mid-30s on Saturday.