Columbia residents will be putting winter jackets back on as Wednesday's forecast predicts snow and falling temperatures.
Monday's high temperature broke previous records for the day and the minimum temperature of 54 degrees was a record high as well.
The forecast for Tuesday afternoon called for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, with hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.
Monday's hot, humid weather broke records. The warm weather will continue but drop off later this week.
Criss Clark worked in chilly weather Thursday. It will be somewhat warmer Friday, with a forecast high of 45.
MU students returned to class on a cold winter day Tuesday for the first day of the spring semester.
The coldest location in the lower 48 states Monday was Embarrass, Minn., at 36 below. On Sunday it was Babbitt, Minn., at 29 below, according to the National Weather Service.
The high temperature reached 59 degrees Saturday, but the warm weather won't last. The forecast high is 36 for Sunday and 20 for Monday.
The National Weather Service is trying out simple, descriptive language to possibly replace its 14 watches, advisories and warnings for wintry weather — from ice storms to blizzards, wind chill to lake-effect snow.
Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in Columbia.
Columbia had the most rain of the New Year on Thursday.
Snow showers began Monday morning across mid-Missouri resulting in two inches of snow accumulation by noon.
The National Weather Service is predicting accumulation of 2 to 4 inches of snow in central and eastern Missouri on Monday.
High winds and messy mix of rain, sleet and snow make travel difficult.
Nearly two-thirds of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought.
The National Weather Service placed 13 counties from the Bootheel to north of Cape Girardeau under a blizzard warning from Tuesday night to midday Wednesday.
Although mid-Missouri can expect some snow flurries, it is unlikely Columbia will see any real accumulation over Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
The city's Public Health and Human Services Department has coordinated a network of warming centers around Columbia for those out in the cold.
Columbia's first snow brought power outages and ended 310 consecutive days without snowfall.
Columbia Public Works continue efforts to clear roadways.