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.
The Public Works Department said Columbia's main roads are now "passable" after two to three inches of snow fell Wednesday night.
Several slide-offs occurred, but Capt. Tim Hull of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said there were no reports of fatalities.
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.
Although Columbia will see the coldest temperatures of the year at the beginning of the week, the weather on Christmas Day should be warmer.
Freezing rain blanketed Columbia in ice, but streets stayed mostly clear on Saturday and Sunday, and the city avoided any snow accumulation.
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.
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.
Priority roads in Columbia remained clear Sunday morning after crews spent Saturday plowing and treating roads.
Snow began falling in Columbia at 6 a.m. Sunday. Only 0.2 inches accumulated, but the icy conditions caused accidents on the highway, especially on bridges.
A fresh round of freezing rain and snow caused numerous accidents across slick roads in Missouri and Kansas on Sunday.
Travelers going to south could face cancelled flights and bad road conditions as a massive storms continues to travel east bringing rain, sleet and snow.
The foliage has faded and the temperatures have dropped, marking the end of our CoMo Fall project. Highlights from the photo album are included below, and we invite you to relive the beauty.
The Columbia Public Works Department will conduct its annual practice run for snow removal equipment Wednesday, which has been designated as the state's Winter Weather Awareness Day.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for central Missouri counties Sunday morning. The watch has since been lifted, but high winds remain in the area.
The weather is expected to increase 13 degrees Saturday after Friday's high of 58.
A cold front is expected to hit Columbia mid-day Monday, with temperatures dropping to the teens Tuesday night. There's a 40 percent chance of snow on Monday evening.
The National Weather Service expects ran will stop in time for Halloween trick-or-treaters Thursday night.
Todd Lorenz, regional MU extension horticulturist, gives advice for maintaining plants and flowers in the next few days.
A cold front will bring a 50 percent chance of evening rain and thunderstorms Saturday evening.