The National Weather Service still warns that Missourians can expect more ice as Friday moves into Saturday
The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to keep much of Missouri under an ice storm warning Friday evening, lasting into Saturday morning.
The NWS has amended ice total accumulations to “around one tenth up to locally one quarter inch along the Highway 60 and I-44 corridors.”
Higher amounts are predicted “along and north of a line from Pittsburg, Kansas to Lebanon and Rolla” in amounts up to three quarters of an inch of ice.
Hazardous “travel conditions will continue especially on untreated roads. Bridges and overpasses will be first to freeze,” the NWS said in its afternoon briefing.
Counties along I-44 and north of the I-44 corridor are listed at “elevated” and “significant” risk for ice accumulation impact on Saturday.
The NWS warns that “deteriorating conditions through tonight mainly along I-44 and northward” are a concern as “road conditions will be hazardous where untreated but could be variable.”