ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Before a possible winter storm with snow, sleet and freezing rain comes out way Thursday, it’s the cold that has some concerned.

St. Louis officials have opened the city’s cold weather overflow shelter, opened whenever temps are expected to dip below 20 degrees. This is the sixth time this season the overflow shelter at the 12th and Park and Rec Center has opened. Nearly 350 people already have taken advantage of the extra space this year.

There are 75 beds available, but nobody will be turned away.

The City provides this overflow shelter as part of a cooperative project, supported by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.

A Winter storm watch goes into effect Thursday morning through Thursday evening. The forecast calls for a wintry mix throughout the day with possible snow and sleet accumulations of up to six inches and the potential for two-tenths an inch of ice.


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