A system coming out of the southwest will spread a band of rain across most of the Ozarks this afternoon with snow expected for many later tonight.
Rain showers will start breaking out by late morning over some areas with a main surge of rain expected in a line through the afternoon hours.
The northwestern edge of this rain area will change to snow by this evening in western Missouri. This trend will continue overnight spreading about 1-4″ of snow across areas northwest and west of Springfield.
Then by the morning and afternoon hours of Tuesday, a backlash area of snow will roll through the Ozarks, pushing the snow line more to the south and east. This area will add another 1-3″ of snow, some on areas hit by the overnight snow and some in areas yet to receive it.
I included two maps estimating rain vs. snow areas for two different times.
Total snow accumulations will reach over six inches in portions of St. Clair, Benton, Cedar and Vernon Counties by tomorrow afternoon. The storm is forecast to dump as much as 10″ of snow around Kansas City and a band exceeding one foot could occur between Clinton and Kansas!
It will be a chilly week ahead with highs only in the thirties and lows in the teens on some mornings!