Latest St. Louis Weather
It’s not the amount of snow rolling in today that has the Missouri Department of Transportation worried – it’s the timing.
More than a thousand out of O’Hare and 200 from Midway were grounded, Sunday
All of it is due to a dipping jet stream coming in from Canada, but meteorologists are avoiding calling it last year’s buzzword: a polar vortex.
In addition to some snow and heavy rain, bitterly cold temperatures have begun moving into parts of the U.S. and will be staying put for at least part of this week.
Icy conditions are blamed for several morning rush hour accidents in the St. Louis region.
Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast.
December 21 will be 2014’s shortest day in terms of daylight hours.
Tornadoes hit towns in Illinois, including New Minden.
MoDOT doesn’t expect heavy accumulation, but the plows are ready for whatever.