Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Winter weather advisory in effect for Wednesnday morning

Not as cold tonight as clouds move 69 News
Lillian Steele | 07 February, 2018, 01:31

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the I-70 corridor, including the St. Louis Metro area, from 4 p.m.to midnight.

A combination of freezing rain and light snow is expected to cause hard travel conditions on untreated roads, including the Wednesday morning commute.

Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are expected during the storm watch period. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Back in 2002, we only saw a measly half-inch during the second month of the year, which is a far cry from the dark days of February 2015, when the city was pummeled with 64.8 inches of snow.

"Monday we get a chance of precipitation coming in the late afternoon", meteorologist Russell Danielsen said. Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour. Rain showers will start between 6 and 10 p.m. and will switch over to a rain/snow mix and then all snow as temperatures drop. Winds will pick up out of the northwest gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour in the wake of the storm Thursday.

Now, forecasters are saying today and Tuesday are likely to bring more snow - and the weekend is looking dicey, too. Since the beginning of February, the Brainerd lakes area made it into double-digits high temperatures once on Saturday at 11 degrees.

No snow, rain, sleet or the like are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the lower 30s. "It will remain very cold through the upcoming week, and additional wind chill headlines will likely be needed".

Thursday night - A chance of snow.

Meteorologist Andrew White said that system continues to track farther south, and it's likely to drop at least 2 inches of ice and snow on southwestern IN before Wednesday afternoon. "A thump of snow is expected around 10-11a.m. before warm air mixes into the region". Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

Overnight lows are forecast to return to the teens.

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