Frigid temperatures expected this weekend


Democrat Staff



Democrat Staff

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It appears that snow will not fall on Pettis County this weekend, but you’d better wear your long johns — it’s going to be cold.

A frigid Arctic system will bear down on West Central Missouri Saturday with temperatures dipping into the high 20s.

“We might see some snowflakes fall, but the majority of snow will fall to our south and east,” said Dave Clippert, director of Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency.

Clippert said the cold front is coming down from the Arctic, but not like the polar vortex that froze the area in 2014.

Highs for Pettis County will be in the mid to high 20s Saturday and Sunday with lows of 10 degrees Saturday and 18 degrees Sunday, Clippert said.

“With all that said, winter weather is a tricky business to predict, it’s a matter of degrees in this case, which means a change in just a few degrees in direction can make a big difference in the amount of snow we may or may not see,” he said.

Temperatures will warm up Monday with an expected high of 43 and a low of 25, however, they will once again dip down into the high 20s Tuesday.

Graphic courtesy of Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency

Sedalia Democrat

Graphic courtesy of Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency

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