Let's cross our fingers that we don't have to deal with much ice during the period of winter precipitation that will move through the area.

Winter weather will return to the area Thursday night into Friday morning with a mix of snow/freezing rain/sleet. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the area with hazardous conditions expected for the Friday commute, with sleet and freezing rain likely. All precipitation is expected to transition over to rain by the afternoon for those of us south of the MO River, but the wintry mix will remain over northern Missouri through sunset. Overall 1-3” of snowfall and a Glace to 0.25” of ice is possible with this storm. We recommend avoiding any travel Friday if possible. If you have to travel then please check road conditions and be careful as roads will likely be hazardous.

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

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 27. East southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before noon, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain between noon and 2pm, then rain after 2pm. High near 36. South southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
Rain, mainly before midnight. Low around 29. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 27.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.