Rain to snow, heaviest snow overnight, wet and heavy, 2-7″ metro, 9″ southeast, melting, icy roads, windy, 27° low Thursday.
Tonight through Wednesday morning, wet, heavy snow will move in from the south, with the heaviest snowfall expected between midnight and 8 am. Accumulations of 2-7” are expected in the metro area, with some areas in Southeast Missouri seeing up to 9” in isolated areas. Wednesday morning will bring a snowy and slushy mess, with high snowfall rates overcoming melting temperatures. The snow will taper off mid to late morning, melting throughout the day. Spotty light snow showers are still possible Wednesday afternoon and evening, but no additional accumulation is expected.
Thursday morning will bring a low of 27°, so we’ll need to watch for re-freezing of the snow melt. Daytime high Wednesday will be 36°, with breezy winds of 10-15 mph from the northwest, and some gusts up to 20-25 mph.
Travel conditions will be the worst Wednesday morning, with slushy roads where the snow is lighter and covered roads where there is heavier snow. Snow will pile up on raised surfaces and grassy areas, and roads should improve quickly later in the afternoon and evening. Rural areas, especially those with heavier snowfall, may have lingering moderate travel impacts.
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