ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Driving home today doesn’t look good.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kramper said the timing of this season’s first winter storm will hit when most of us are trying to get home. He said the best chances for precipitation, snow, sleet, whatever, looks like it will be 3 – 6 p.m. today.
“Rush hour could be really really bad,” he added.
The National Weather Service is predicting a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will move into the St. Louis region this afternoon before it transitions to all snow tonight.
Occasional snow will continue over the area into Friday.
Kramper said “we’re not expecting a lot of freezing rain in the immediate St. Louis metro area.” According to his models “it’s going to be all snow for the bulk of us.”
Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are now in effect for parts of southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois.
Two to 4 inches of precipitation is expected to fall throughout today and Friday.
Temperatures today will hover around 30. Friday’s high is only 26.
The cold temperatures will stick around through the weekend. Saturday’s high is 28. Sunday’s is 31.