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Ice, freezing rain possible Sunday

The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region Thursday afternoon, calling for a winter storm to move through the area this weekend that may cause possible travel issues in the days ahead.

According to NWS, the winter storm will bring a wintry mix to the area on Sunday. Precipitation is expected to start briefly as a mixture of snow and sleet before transitioning over to freezing rain and eventually rain as temperatures rise into the mid to upper-30s.

NWS is warning that the mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain could cause hazardous travel on Sunday.

The good news is that after a slight chance of rain, snow and freezing rain on Monday morning, a change in the weather pattern will bring warmer temperatures to the Parkland through at least Thursday.

Here’s the NWS forecast for the upcoming week:

Today will see partly sunny skies, with a high near 27, along with a light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. In the evening, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 6 and a northeast wind of 3-6 mph.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 25 and a northeast wind around 6 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Overnight, the skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17 and a south wind of 6-8 mph.

Sunday will bring snow and sleet before 2 p.m., then sleet between 2 and 3 p.m. and then rain after 3 p.m. The expected high will be around 34. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulations of less than half-an-inch is possible.

In the evening, the Parkland could see rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain, before 3 a.m. Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet is possible between 3 and 4 a.m. and then freezing rain likely after 4 a.m. The low will be around freezing and the chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Monday will bring a slight chance of rain, snow and freezing rain before 10 a.m., followed by a slight chance of rain between 10 a.m. and noon. Skies will be partly sunny, with a high near 43. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent. The evening hours will be mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 44. In the evening, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 27.

Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. In the evening, the area has a slight chance of rain and snow. The skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

Thursday will see a 40 percent chance of rain under mostly cloudy skies and a high near 45.

For the latest NWS outlooks, watches and warnings, check out the Daily Journal website at www.dailyjournalonline.com.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm to move through the region over the weekend, bringing a chance of snow, ice and freezing rain for the Parkland through Monday morning. This could cause road conditions to become slippery and hazardous in just a short amount of time.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm to move through the region over the weekend, bringing a chance of snow, ice and freezing rain for the Parkland through Monday morning. This could cause road conditions to become slippery and hazardous in just a short amount of time.

Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or kjenkins@dailyjournalonline.com

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