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Latest Forecast: “Crippling Winter Storm” Expected

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The National Weather Service is warning of a “crippling winter storm” for Tuesday into Wednesday.

Light freezing drizzle is expected across most of the area developing into snow and sleet across portions of central and east central Missouri. Snow, heavy at times, is expected Tuesday into Tuesday night across central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois, with a wintry mix transitioning to all snow by early afternoon across east central Missouri and southwest Illinois.

The greatest snowfall amounts will likely occur across central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois, where amounts between 15 to 21 inches will be likely,

Ice accumulations of one-half inch to one inch are likely for areas south and east of St. Louis, in southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois.

The snow will end by Wednesday morning but winds will increase beginning Tuesday and continue through Tuesday night and Wednesday as the storm system deepens.

There will be blowing and drifting snow as well as an increased risk of damage and power outages due to ice accumulation that will last into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service’s blizzard warning can be found here.

Dave Wrone with St. Louis County was a guest on Total Information A.M. and can be heard here:

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