ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Another round of winter weather is moving into the St. Louis metropolitan region just in time for the start of the weekend, but it looks to be more wet than ice or snow.
Freezing drizzle will fall across the St. Louis region with occasional snowflakes and rain through 10 p.m. Friday, at the latest, according to NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Chester Lampkin. Rain should be expected overnight into Saturday as temperatures will rise Friday evening and through the rest of the night.
No accumulations are expected in the St. Louis metropolitan region.
Missouri Department of Transportation crews started pre-treating roads Thursday and finished Friday afternoon, according to spokesperson Marie Elliot. MoDOT trucks will be in full staffing mode, starting at 6 p.m. and will be on standby until the storm is finished to help in clearing roads, if need be.
On the Illinois side, Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Monroe said crews are on standby to distribute chemicals if and when roads are frozen. Crews in Jersey, Green and Calhoun counties already put down chemicals for frozen precipitation that fell earlier Friday.
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Areas west and north of the viewing area are under a Winter Weather Advisory, and those locations can expect as much as two-tenths of an inch in ice accumulation and up to one inch of light snow Friday into Saturday, Lampkin said.
Pike County is under a winter storm warning and faces up to a quarter of an inch of ice with up to two inches of snow.
The whole storm is expected to end Saturday afternoon with temperatures dropping Saturday afternoon into Sunday.