National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Miller says it’s going to get worse later today.
“It's starting out pretty light at first, but it's expected to pick up by mid-to-late afternoon, particularly when people are starting to head home from work," says Miller. "That's when conditions could get a little dicey on the roads. You'll want to be careful driving home from work.
Miller says three to five inches of snow is expected in Jacksonville today. The highest totals will occur north and west of the city. The lowest totals will be south and east of Jacksonville.
Miller says there could be some sleet and freezing rain mixed in with the snow later this evening.
“Also, we're getting reports in parts of Kansas and Western Missouri of some thunder with the snow," says Miller. "Whenever we see that we see some pretty heavy accumulations over a short period of time."
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