The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for the weekend because of anticipated snowfalls of up to 3 inches per hour that could make driving nearly impossible at times.
Rain is expected to turn to snow Saturday afternoon across the state, posing a risk for travelers because of the rate of snowfall and lack of visibility.
The storm is expected to continue until about noon Sunday in the western part of Missouri and taper off across the state throughout the day.
MoDOT spokesman Dan Niec says the storm will be just as challenging as two in late February that each dropped a foot of snow on the region.
He says the Transportation Department posts road conditions on its website,
, which is updated continuously as conditions change.