A weak winter system is moving into St. Louis today. Today’s system will bring light rain and snow, which may cause minor travel issues throughout the bi-state.
A cold front is moving through the metro. With temperatures near freezing through the morning, expect a mixture of light rain and light snow, with snow most prevalent toward late morning.
For metro St. Louis, total snow will be under 1 inch, with slightly higher amounts to the north and northwest of St. Louis. Farther south, snow will not accumulate at all. Expect the wintry mix of rain and snow to end early in the afternoon in St. Louis. The evening commute should be dry for St. Louis except for a couple flurries. The entire bi-state will be dry by this evening.
Following today’s cold front we’ll get plenty of cold winter air into the region. Mostly cloudy for Friday and the weekend, expect afternoon high temperatures in the lower to middle 30s and chilly nights in the 20s.
Turning warmer and sunnier for Monday and Tuesday, with a few more clouds next Wednesday. High temperatures will rise into 40s next week. Expect another chance for rain next week on Thursday.
So far this season, we are just shy of the entire seasonal snowfall last winter and have more than doubled the snowfall we saw during the winter of 2016-2017.
Another weather system off the coast of California Wednesday evening will slide across the southern United States through the weekend. While the exact details are still being worked out, it appears there will be significant winter weather problems from parts of Texas into southern Missouri by the weekend.
The most likely area of heavier snow will stretch from the Texas panhandle through Oklahoma and along the Missouri Arkansas border.
While most of the snow is expected south of St. Louis, subtle shifts in the track of the storm will result in adjustments to snowfall forecasts.