Wind chills will remain dangerously cold with more than six inches of snow blanketing much of the area by Monday evening
ST. LOUIS — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Monday evening across our area. The first round of accumulating snow for the metro area was moving in Sunday evening. By early Monday morning, that batch will have pushed on to the northeast.
Our heaviest snow will be Monday afternoon and evening in the metro area with additional light snow continuing into Monday evening before tapering to flurries by midnight.
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The center of the storm is a southern system that is traditionally favorable for significant snow accumulation over parts of southern Missouri and southern Illinois.
The heaviest snow band with this system appears to be just south and southeast of the metro area. Subtle changes in the track of the system could push that band a bit north or south as we watch the evolution of the storm. Most of the metro will see around six to eight inches of snow with the chance of up to a foot over southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
It will be a dry, fluffy snow given temperatures remaining in the single digits while it falls. This will make treating the roads more difficult as chemicals are not as effective in the cold temperatures. Travel troubles will likely be widespread across the Ohio Valley into deep south Texas and into the southern Plains.
The brutal cold also continues. With snow on the ground, morning temperatures will be around zero in many areas the next couple of mornings.
Additionally, a stiff wind will continue creating dangerously cold feels-like readings. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through Monday for most of our area with Pike and Montgomery counties in Missouri upgraded to a Wind Chill Warning due to winds chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero.