Winter storm watch in effect Saturday evening through Sunday

Columbia residents can expect 5 to 9 inches of snow and sleet from Saturday evening to late Sunday night. Early forecasts suggest temperatures Sunday and Monday are not expected to leave the teens, with wind chills as low as 15 below zero.

Winter storm expected to impact region this weekend

National Weather Service senior forecaster Scott Truett said it is impossible to determine the type of precipitation and the amount expected to hit Columbia.

Second round of polar vortex weather headed for Columbia

A polar vortex is coming back to Columbia, but, luckily for residents, not with a vengeance.

Midwest faces minimal risk of spring floods

National Weather Service experts predict spring flooding will be minimal in the Midwest. The snowfall has been offset by unusually low river levels and drought.


Flood watch issued for Columbia, surrounding areas

Thunderstorms that could bring hail and between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain are expected to begin Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. The combination of rain and melting snow could cause flooding.

Brief thaw lifts spirits and raises flooding risks

Weeks of subfreezing weather are giving way, at least briefly, to temperatures in the 40s and 50s, putting many Midwestern and Northeastern cities at risk for flooding, roof collapses and clogged storm drains.

Tuesday's warm weather defrosts Columbia

The warmer weather is expected to continue into Wednesday but may bring thunderstorms, as well.

Snow, sleet possible for Friday morning commute

About 1 inch of snow expected in Columbia on Friday morning could make roads slick for morning commuters.

Columbia to see warmer, milder weather in coming days

Although warmer weather allows Columbia residents to enjoy the outdoors, it can also create potholes.

TELL US: How was the city's response to this week's snow?

The Missourian wants to hear your perspective — complaints, compliments and concerns welcome  — about how the city has done responding to this week's snow.

Columbia faces wind chill advisory Thursday

Columbia's low of minus 6 degrees is one degree warmer than the record low for Feb. 6.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: Contribute your observations

This is a map of road reports from journalists and readers. Help us make it more complete by sharing what you see — out your window or around town.

LIVE REPORT: Wednesday's winter weather

Missourian staffers were monitoring road conditions as Columbia was digging out from Tuesday's snowstorm. Keep up with all the latest here.

UPDATE: Snow pummels Columbia; crews working to clear roads

City crews work to clear first- and second-priority routes as snow pummeled Columbia on Tuesday. The snow was expected to intensify before tapering off around midnight, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

SOCIAL SNOW: Wednesday's winter weather, as seen on social media

The Missourian is collecting weather-related posts from social media to offer a look at the world beyond your window.

UPDATE: MU, Columbia Public Schools, city offices closed again Wednesday

MU, Stephens and Columbia colleges,Columbia Public Schools and several other local schools, will be closed Wednesday.

LIVE REPORT: Tuesday's winter weather

A winter storm is expected to move into the area Tuesday bringing 5 to 7 inches of snow. Columbia Public Schools, MU and other local colleges have closed. Keep up with the latest on the weather here.


Missouri man braves cold to ride Katy Trail solo

Eddie Naeger said he expected the extreme cold during his week-long journey, but he wasn't as prepared for his warm reception.

UPDATE: Winter storm prompts city, schools closures

Forecasts call for a possible 5 to 7  inches of snow Tuesday as the Columbia region is under a winter snow warning. MU, Columbia Public Schools, Stephens and Columbia colleges and the City of Columbia offices will be closed Tuesday.

Kansas, Missouri prepare for winter storm

The snow will begin falling across much of Kansas between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday and then rapidly move eastward into Missouri around daybreak, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Bailey said. The snowfall is expected to spread across most of Missouri, except the southeast corner of the state, by early Wednesday afternoon.