According to the National Weather Service of Springfield, Missouri, the cold and "wintery" weather may continue throughout the rest of the week.
On Wednesday, there was an ice storm in the southeast Kansas area. According to National Weather Service of Springfield, Missouri, Meteorologist and Hydrologist Megan Terry, the area accumulated between one fourth to half an inch of ice.
A foggy mist began in the early morning and by evening there was light freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service. By Thursday morning several school districts and public facilities closed because of slick roads.
“Unfortunately, we are not getting warmer,” Terry said Thursday afternoon. “We’re probably going to see temperatures falling into single digits tonight.”
According to Terry’s current reports it appears there will be another “wintery mix” on Saturday evening which may slowly transition to sleet and rain on Sunday. Terry said the precipitation amounts look to be “fairly light.”
Terry said there may be changes to the forecast as Friday, Saturday and Sunday approach.
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