Southwest Missouri was struck with a winter weather Sunday and into Monday, with Neosho getting around 3.3 inches as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service of Springfield.

Southwest Missouri was struck with a winter weather Sunday and into Monday, with Neosho getting around 3.3 inches as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service of Springfield.
"Most locations had seen between 1-3 inches of snow," said Mark Burchfield, meteorologist with the weather service. "The storm started late into the night, after midnight across the area, then it kind of got a little bit heavier as we headed into Monday morning. Some of the bands are moving west to east, but the overall system from moving north to south."
Burchfield said the some of the snow bands were moving west to east, but the overall system moving from north to south."
"It should (have) stop at noon on Monday, maybe later," he added.
Burchfield said that temperatures would also be excessively cold, including below zero Monday and the windchill between minus 15-minus 20 degrees. However the weather should improve later on this week.
"We will probably climb above freezing on Thursday, not for Tuesday and Wednesday and then even warmer on Friday and Saturday," he said. "Saturday close to 60 degrees."
In the meantime, if you are planning on traveling in the cold or winter weather, Burchfield gave some advice.
"Take your time if you have to get out today, practice safe driving on these winter conditions, take a look at the MoDOT Traveler Map )http://traveler.modot.org/map) before you head out," he said. "Use common sense."