The National Weather Service in St. Louis says the snow is expected to continue throughout today and into tonight, leaving anywhere from 2- to 4 inches of accumulation.
Senior forecaster Scott Truett tells Missourinet that as temperatures drop tonight and into the morning, significant icing could occur. He says those traveling in the morning will want to watch road conditions closely and give road crews a chance to get them cleared.
Truett says snow pockets have covered much of the state and “it looks like another round of heavier snow is expected to re-devleop over the area later tonight.”
“We’re not sure this snow will be totally over tomorrow morning, but if it is still here it should be down to just flurries,” Truett says.
And he warns that a snow and sleet mix in southern Missouri might mean not as much accumulation, but will still prove to be hazardous.
Additional information about winter weather and preparedness tips can be found at the following websites.
- National Weather Service – St. Louis Winter Weather Awareness Page
- SEMA: (Look for “Winter Awareness Safety Tips” under More Information)
- Missouri Ready in 3 Program’s Weather Preparedness Page
- Missouri Dept. of Transportation’s Road Conditions
- FEMA’s Winter Awareness Campaign
- National Weather Service – Winter Storms, The Deceptive Killers Brochure (PDF)
- Missouri Ready in 3 Program also provides free family safety guides (PDF) to help prepare your family and household, or call (573) 526-4768 to order a free family safety guide. The family safety guide is available in several languages.