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Storm Alert | Freezing rain, sleet and snow in St. Louis: Here's the latest timeline

Snow and sleet ending early evening

ST. LOUIS — This was a soaker of a system for the St. Louis area with up to 3 inches of rain before the wintry weather moved into the metro late morning into the afternoon.  

READ MORE: MoDOT warns of slick evening rush, asks drivers to stay home

Thursday afternoon the temperatures continue to drop below freezing and down into the 20s. Tonight, lows drop into the single digits and teens, so any standing water turns to ice. 

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Viewer photo from Marilyn Hartnett from Wentzville, Missouri. This shows the freezing rain, sleet and snow accumulation just before noon. 

MoDOT has asked drivers to stay off the roads if possible, especially during evening rush hour.

The graphic below shows the winter weather alerts that'll be in effect until 9 p.m.

In pink: A winter storm warning has been expanded to include not only Pike County, Missouri, but also Lincoln County, Missouri. In Illinois, Calhoun and Greene counties are also included. Anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow is expected in most areas. The heaviest accumulations of snow, sleet and ice will be in Pike County, Missouri, where 5-10 inches of snow is expected with some sleet and a glazing of freezing rain. 

In purple: A winter weather advisory has been issued. This includes the metro, with 1-3 inches of snow expected in the afternoon Thursday. There has been a glaze of freezing rain and 1 inch of sleet in some areas as the cold air moves into the area. 

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As the storm slides across our area and shifts east Thursday afternoon, colder air will wrap around the backside of the system. The heaviest snow will fall south and east of Kansas City, through Quincy, Illinois, to just south of Chicago, that stretch of the country is expected to see 5-10 inches of snow.

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Lunchtime Thursday we are seeing travel problems and this will continue into the evening rush hour in St. Louis and impacts could linger through Thursday evening as snow comes to an end.

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