National Weather Service Meteorologist Fred Glass, speaking from the St. Louis office Thursday, said models are still being run on the weekend forecast, but the possibility for a significant wintry blast is there.
Areas of freezing rain and sleet will occur, leaving a glaze of ice on area roadways, including bridges and overpasses.
UPDATED Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday night will be quite a bit colder. Localized flooding may occur with rises on area creeks and streams.
Also, download our FREE Storm Pins app so you can take and share weather photos and videos. Folks living on the southern edge of the precipitation shield may see some mixing to light rain. Overnight Wednesday, though, there could be rain or snow. Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination.
Monday: Mostly sunny, high of 56 and north winds moving 5 to 10 miles per hour and becoming east in the afternoon; mostly cloudy, low of 46 and east southeast winds moving 5 miles per hour at night.
A special weather statement from the National Weather Service is calling for 1-2 inches of additional snow today.
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Sunday: Periods of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Monday: A chance of rain before noon.
Tuesday, the high will be near 49 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.
Winds are expected to be between 5-10 miles per hour. "The better chance for some showers is going to be towards Sunday".
By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be dropping into the 20s across Benton county, which will cause bridges, overpasses and elevated roads to develop slick spots and black ice.