... Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST
The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow... sleet and freezing rain... which is
in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST Friday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing... a wintry mix of snow... sleet... and freezing rain will
develop across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois this
afternoon. This mix will transition to all snow tonight... with
occasional moderate to heavy snow continuing into Friday.
* Accumulations... snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches... along
with up to two tenths of an inch of ice are expected.
* Winds... north around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Impacts... Road conditions will be deteriorating rapidly this afternoon
and evening as the wintry precipitation develops and increases
in intensity. The additional snowfall on Friday will continue
the hazardous travel conditions.
A Winter Storm Warning means that a significant amount of snow...
sleet and/or ice is expected or occurring. Strong winds are also