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.
It's supposed to get into the upper 50s this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Blanket of snow lured outdoor fun-seekers to park for rounds of sledding.
Road crews will work around the clock if necessary, officials say.
The grandchildren of Chancellor Brady Deaton took advantage of an empty Francis Quadrangle to have a snowball fight with their parents.
Holiday travelers are bracing for weather delays and congested roads and airports. "People that are going to Grandma's house," warned Bobby Boyd, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Nashville, "need to get going."
Snowfall made traveling tough on Friday in northeastern Iowa, where the bulk of the storm hovered. Drivers reported few snow plows on the road.
Winter weather heralds seasonal events, holidays and annual concerns regarding cinder use in making streets safer.
Despite cloudy skies and frigid temperatures, people across four continents were still able to view the lunar eclipse with a little help from the Internet.
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.