ALERT DAY: Winter alerts through at least 9:00am

We still have some Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories across the region this morning that are running through 9:00 this morning as snow begins to taper off from west to east.

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BUS STOP FORECAST

As of this posting, a number of students in our area still have school. We've got some slushy roads and light snow this morning, but we're warmer and cloudy by this afternoon.

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SLICK SPOTS THIS MORNING

If you're driving this morning, be aware the roads are a bit deceiving. Plow crews are doing an excellent job, but there's a number of slushy spots that look clear, but are quite slick. Do take your time if you're commuting this morning.

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PLANNING YOUR DAY

As we head through the day, snow clears out between about 8:00 and 9:00 this morning. We'll be a bit breezy and cool, highs in the upper 30s to near 40 with cloudy skies.

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Tonight, we get downright cold, and below average. Still a bit breezy with temperatures dropping into the lower 20s, so watch out for refreezing of any slushy stuff still on the roads. Clouds begin to clear overnight as well.

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We're watching additional systems through the weekend and next week that could bring us more wintry weather.

Your latest extended forecast is below.

Chris

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Chris Warner is the morning weather anchor for KOAM, joining the SkyWatch Weather Team in July of 2022. Chris joined the KOAM team in January of 2017. He comes to KOAM after spending several years in retail management across the Joplin area. Before that, he spent nearly five years as a photographer/reporter at KSNF. In his career, he’s covered several breaking news stories, including the Anderson Guest House Fire, the shooting at the Micronesian congregation in Neosho, and more recently the Duck Boat incident in Branson. A Joplin native, Chris has had a passion for broadcasting that goes back to age 5 when he hung a news logo he made on a wall and repeated the news he just watched on TV. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews in his lifetime with Governors, Senators, mothers, fathers, and even 5 year olds. He took his passion for broadcasting to high school where he anchored and reported for the launch of Joplin High School’s JET 14 in 2005. There, he won the school’s first ever First Place for News at the Missouri Southern Student Showcase for a story on the school district’s upcoming bond issue. Growing up, Chris was terrified of thunderstorms and figured the best way to overcome that fear, was to learn as much about the weather as he could. Over the years, he studied the weather independently. Now, instead of just giving the weather to his family and friends, he’s bringing it to you Monday through Friday on the KOAM Morning News. Chris is married to Amber, a Carthage native. Together, they have three children that Chris considers the most important story of his life.