Local Forecast UPDATED: Luck Of The Shamrock Major Winter Storm Sliding South 1-3''

New Haven, Mo. - The National Weather Service (NWS) has now upgraded it’s initial winter storm watch to a Winter Storm Warning, which will take into effect at 6 p.m. this evening and into Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Our good friend at KMBC, Meteorologist Neville Miller has put together a custom forecast specifically for New Haven and surrounding areas and here is an updated forecast as storm slides south.

UPDATED: Mar.2 4:32p.m.  The back edge of the storm will move through over the next several hours bringing possibly 1-2" of snow. Temperatures will drop close to 0° by Monday morning with wind chills -10° to- 15°.

Sleet and freezing rain will develop Saturday evening as temperatures cool from the 30s into the 20s. Accumulations between .25" to .75" of sleet may fall through the late-evening into Saturday night.

As colder air continues to push in, sleet will change to snow through the morning on Sunday with accumulations of dry, fluffy snow will likely be in the 3" to 6" range.

One of the big factors with this storm will be how quickly the sleet changes to snow. The longer this process takes, the less snow we will get [more sleet = less snow (2"-4")]. If the change-over from sleet to snow happens faster, then snow amounts will be higher (5"-10").

Much colder air will move in ahead of our next winter storm. Temperatures will be in the 30s on Saturday,then drop into the teens Saturday night. Temperatures on Sunday will be steady or gradually drop through the teens. Wind chills will be near 0° throughout the day on Sunday with north winds at 10-20 mph.

Whether we receive more ice or snow, travel across nearly the entire state will likely be significantly impacted from Saturday night through Sunday.

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