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Light Winter Precipitation Expected Today

The cold continues to grip the Ozarks as a winter weather advisory remains in effect. Michele Skalicky has more.

Several area schools are closed again today, though the storm system that was predicted to dump up to 3" of snow on the Ozarks didn't live up to expectations. Jason Schaumann is a meterologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield...

"The Springfield Metropolitan Area really didn't see that much snowfall overnight, generally, a trace, maybe a tenth as you get up to the Willard area. I can't confirm that right now. But once you get up into far Northwestern Greene County and up into the Stockton Lake area, they were the ones that got the snowfall overnight, and that extends well back into Southeast Kansas and even up into the Lake of the Ozark region. Those areas generally received a half inch maybe an inch of snowfall. We would expect there may be an amount or two that comes in later this morning of a little over an inch up that way, but, basically, from Springfield on south, again, minor amounts at best."

But we're not entirely out of the woods yet. Northern Arkansas is under a winter weather advisory until 9 am and Southern Missouri until noon...

"The reason we kept that going is because we're expecting some areas of very light snow, some very light sleet and some freezing drizzle throughout this morning. Any areas that receive that freezing drizzle can expect a thin glazing of iceto develop just given our really cold temperatures. Temperatures throughout the Missouri Ozarks are still in the teens, so that is going to instantly freeze on contact with exposed surfaces."

Temperatures are expected to warm into the 40s on Thursday, and Schaumann says we might even see some thunderstorms later this week.