Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds have raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor.
To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to call out the state National Guard to aid residents as the state braced for another storm system that threatened to dump several inches of wet snow Thursday.
A third winter storm hit the Columbia area with more than seven inches of snow. Check this space for updates on closing, weather and road safety. Follow us on twitter and the hashtag #CoMosnow to stay in the loop.