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Warm weather sticks around Monday

Columbia reached a high of 50 degrees on Monday, just a week after a polar vortex brought negative temperatures to the area.

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Columbia's downtown lively during weekend sunshine

Columbia residents were drawn outside by the sunny weekend weather, playing music, enjoying ice cream and making artwork downtown.

Advisory issued for light snow, freezing drizzle

Light snow, mixed at times with freezing drizzle, was expected to develop overnight and continue into Thursday morning, with accumulations of up to an inch of snow and a light glazing of ice, according to the National Weather Service.

Arctic air eases its grip on much of the US

Temperatures are expected to rise on Wednesday but still leave most of the United States below freezing.

 

Plumbers battle frozen pipes as freezing temperatures start to diminish

While Columbia starts to warm up in the coming week, plumbers remind residents to remain wary of frozen pipes

Cold snap worst in 24 years in Missouri

Clearing roads was a challenge because it was so cold that salt was less effective, and the wind was whipping the fine, powdery snow back onto the cleared pavement.

LIVE UPDATE: Public School canceled, businesses closed, snow routes being cleared

Snow began to taper off by mid-afternoon, with accumulation between 7-9 inches. Wind gusts could create snow drifts and make travel hazardous. Temperatures were not expected to rise above zero on Monday.

Dangerous weather combination worrisome in Missouri

By the pre-dawn hours of Monday, temperatures across much of Missouri will be below zero, perhaps as low as minus 10 with a wind chill of minus 25.

Below-zero temperatures push into Midwest, Northeast

Roads in the Midwest were particularly dangerous. Missouri officials warned that it was too cold for rock salt to be effective. Schools were called off Monday for the entire state of Minnesota.

How to keep yourself, home, car safe when temperatures plummet

Experts offer tips on how to stay healthy and keep cars and homes working properly in extreme cold.

Columbia expects snow Saturday, bitter cold Sunday and Monday

Columbia will see 4 inches of snow Saturday night, forecasters say. But temperatures will be relatively mild, the National Weather Service says, with a high of 40 and a low of 13.

Crews clear roads, but cold temperatures, more snow coming

The Public Works Department said Columbia's main roads are now "passable" after two to three inches of snow fell Wednesday night.

Winter weather causes travel woes in Missouri

Several slide-offs occurred, but Capt. Tim Hull of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said there were no reports of fatalities.

Snow expected to cover Columbia the first day of 2014

The city's Public Works Department is asking residents to remove vehicles from priority snow routes. About 3 inches of snow is expected to accumulate between Wednesday afternoon and 5 a.m. Thursday.

Blistering cold to lift by Christmas Day

Although Columbia will see the coldest temperatures of the year at the beginning of the week, the weather on Christmas Day should be warmer.

Weekend of freezing rain glazes Columbia

Freezing rain blanketed Columbia in ice, but streets stayed mostly clear on Saturday and Sunday, and the city avoided any snow accumulation.

 

Rain and ice cover Columbia; hazardous road conditions expected

Freezing rain covered much of Columbia in ice, but roadways were clear for much of Saturday. The threat that water on the roadways would freeze overnight could pose a risk to drivers, though.

UPDATE: Weather service issues winter storm warning for mid-Missouri

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect through Sunday morning. Columbia residents can expect freezing rain, snow and poor driving conditions.

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