KRCG's Zac Evans is predicting rain Wednesday that will turn into freezing rain Thursday. It's too early to say whether there will be snow for Christmas Day.
Freezing rain causes road closing in eastern and central Missouri.
One multi-vehicle accident closed Broadway for more than an hour. Overall, the Columbia Police Department reported about a dozen accidents, not including vehicles merely sliding off the road.
The coldest air of the season will be arriving Sunday with highs in the low 20s.
State health and emergency management officials are promoting Wednesday at Winter Weather Awareness Day. They are urging the public to be prepared for the cold.
Missouri's dry fall weather poses increased risk of wildfires, and residents are warned to take care.
Thursday marks the 228th consecutive day that Columbia's high temperatures have reached at least 50, but it appears the streak is about to end.
City and state officials said cinders are used during severe storms because they provide better traction and cinders save money because they don't cost anything.
The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for nearly the entire state of Missouri.
A combination of low relative humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures increase the potential of fires.
A fast moving storm traveling from the Pacific Northwest caused high winds, tornadoes and snow throughout the Midwest and South.
As of this morning, 16,000 Ameren customers in St. Louis were still without power.
Showers will be off and on Saturday with the best chance of rain late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Oh, such sunny, cool-warm-cool days we are having — and will have, for a few more days. We have La Niña to thank. Now get out and enjoy it.
Inland areas of Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic, Ohio and parts of New Jersey to Maine have been the driest. The dry weather has yet to affected consumers.
Severe thunderstorms are a possibility in Boone County until 10 p.m.
A flash flood watch was posted for Boone and adjacent counties from noon Wednesday through Thursday morning.
Rain from tropical storm Hermine is likely to cause wet weather this week for Missouri.
Hurricane Earl is approaching North Carolina's Outer Banks and might reach the coast of Massachusetts shortly.