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Storm Alert: Wintry mix tapering off to freezing drizzle, reports of thunder and lightning ended early afternoon

We'll see mostly freezing drizzle into the evening.
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ST. LOUIS — After another round of moderate to heavy sleet around the metro area midday Thursday, the heavy precipitation has moved away allowing road crews to get the main roads in pretty good shape. Be mindful of slick roads for the rest of the evening. 

With the warmer air wedging into the system, it really became electrified with hundreds of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes late Thursday morning into the early afternoon. Numerous viewers from Gasconade County, Missouri in Bland to Waterloo, Illinois, reported thunder and lighting with mostly heavy sleet and some reporting freezing rain. The reports kept coming in through the early afternoon including the Farmington area. 

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The National Weather Service has downgraded the winter storm warning to a winter weather advisory for much of the area, including the metro St. Louis area, until midnight. Freezing drizzle will continue to create slick roads across the region, especially on untreated surfaces.

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A quiet weather pattern will finally return to the area over the weekend with a warming trend heading into next week. The chances of winter weather look quite low through the first week of March.


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