Latest Winter Weather Forecast - 3 to 5 Inches Of Snow By Saturday Morning Locally

Neville Miller - Meteorologist ABC 17

ABC 17’s Meteorologist Neville Miller’s forecast for Franklin/Gasconade Counties

While the majority of the area has watched rain mixed with sleet out their windows throughout the day today, ground surfaces have held at just above freezing, but as we enter the early evening hours the rain is expected to change over to snow.

Here is Meteorologist Neville Miller’s timeline for our area.

Gov. Nixon Activates State Emergency Operations Center In Preparation For Winter Storm System

Governor urges Missourians to prepare for potentially hazardous conditions, avoid unnecessary travel, and watch for downed power lines in areas that may be affected by ice.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today activated the State Emergency Operations Center for 24-hour a day operations in response to a winter storm system that threatens to bring freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice to much of Missouri. The Governor and state emergency officials have been tracking the weather system’s approach this week and continue to be in close contact with the National Weather Service and local emergency management agencies to monitor conditions.

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Unfavorable Weather Conditions For Trick r' Treaters

Franklin/Gasconade Counties - Weather conditions predicted for this evening will most likely not be the best for Trick r’ Treating.

The National Weather Service (NWS) out of St. Louis has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today, Thursday, October 31 for central Missouri. Franklin and Gasconade counties are included in this forecast throughout the day and into the night time hours.

First Fall Freeze Expected Thursday Night

The first Fall freeze is expected Thursday night into Friday morning with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 20s particularly in low lying and rural areas.

With daytime temperatures about ten degrees lower than normal for this time of year, this next round of cold air will be the coldest so far this fall, and will bring frost and freezing temperatures to much of Mid-Missouri by Thursday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Freeze Watch.

Severe Storms Rip Through New Haven - Large Trees And Downed Powerlines

At least one huge tree brought down powerlines and landed on a car on Maupin Street near Locust, during Saturday evening's severe weather knocking out power and forcing Maupin to be closed.

New Haven, Mo. - Shortly before 7 p.m. a strong storm cell plowed through New Haven Saturday evening, leaving behind wide spread damage that kept fire and police departments busy throughout the evening.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Missouri Residents and Businesses Affected, Franklin County Included in Relief

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Missouri residents and business owners affected by severe storms, high winds, tornadoes and flooding in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties that occurred May 29 - June 10, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today. 

SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to the July 30 request to SBA, following the denial of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties and the neighboring Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln and Warren and St. Louis City; and the neighboring Illinois counties of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair.

Severe Weather Forecast Outlook - Heat indices topping 100°

Week of June 24

--Hot and humid with high temperatures forecasted to be in the mid to upper 90's and a chance of severe weather could make for an interesting week, particularly on Wednesday where chances increase for significant severe weather and the possibility of tornados.

With heat indexes expected to top 100° this week The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today through Saturday.

This afternoon and evening there is a chance of thunderstorms for Central and West Central Missouri along with Southwest Illinois with the possibility of some storms becoming severe.