The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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February 2, 2014

Winter storm could hit area late Monday

JOPLIN, Mo. — A double whammy may be in store for Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, with snowstorms beginning and ending the week, according to the National Weather Service station in Springfield.

Snow could begin to fall late Monday or early Tuesday, according to Drew Albert, a meteorologist.

“The Joplin area could see 3 to 5 inches ... a little more as you go northwest to Pittsburg (Kan.) and Fort Scott (Kan.), where they might get 5 or 6 inches,” Albert said. “The bulk of that is going to occur during the day Tuesday.”

He said the snowfall will be less farther south, with 2 inches or so forecast for Anderson.

Temperatures throughout the day Tuesday will remain in the upper 20s, Albert said, but they will fall Wednesday when another arctic front dips into the central United States. He said low temperatures Wednesday night are expected to be around 5 degrees.

That will be followed by another round of accumulating snow predicted to arrive either Friday or Saturday, Albert said. He said it was too soon to predict snowfall amounts.

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