by: Scott McCaulley

While Winter Precipitation is in the forecast for sections of Central and Northern Missouri Sunday and Monday, the Lakes Region is expected to miss the brunt of the Winter Precipitation.

As precipitation moves into the area early Sunday morning, there is a chance of some snow and sleet mixed in with some rain eventually transitioning to all rain before the end of the morning.

A second round a precipitation is expected Sunday night into Monday morning and while temperatures are currently forecast to stay just above freezing, some short periods of freezing rain are possible, especially in some areas of Northern Arkansas early Monday morning.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for areas north of a Springfield-Joplin line with possible snow amounts of 1-3 inches expected in some areas.