From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
A winter weather advisory, including snow and freezing drizzle, remains in effect until 7 a.m. Friday for the Joplin area, according to the National Weather Service forecast office at Springfield.
Some form of precipitation should be falling by 12:30 a.m. today.
Snow accumulations will range from 2 to 4 inches in a northwest and to southeast band from the Stockton area to Springfield and points further south. Locally higher levels of snow about 5 inches will be possible within this band.
A thin glaze of ice will be possible tonight in some parts of southern Missouri.