It's a new year and it's the first winter storm to make us realize that we really are in January in Missouri.

A winter storm is likely this weekend and will bring with it a multitude of hazards. From Friday night through Saturday evening, freezing rain amounts could be as high as a couple tenths of an inch. The freezing rain is expected change to snow from north to south late Friday night into Saturday with the heaviest snow amounts through Sunday morning in northeastern Missouri.

Here's the forecast for the Sedalia/Warrensburg area according to the National Weather Service:

Today
A chance of showers or drizzle between 7am and 3pm, then showers likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 47. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers. Temperature rising to near 50 by noon, then falling to around 41 during the remainder of the day. North northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Rain showers, freezing rain and sleet, possibly mixed with snow showers before 3am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet between 3am and 4am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 4am. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 29. North wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Monday Night
A chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.