Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Major winter storm eyes St. Louis region Friday through Sunday

Major winter storm eyes St. Louis region Friday through Sunday

"That winter storm provided 7.4" of snow for Rochester, setting the season off to an above average pace. In general, more snow is expected along and north of 460. This stretch is one of the quietest ever observed in the timeframe. A period of light snow likely breaks out statewide early Saturday before a warmer wedge of air moves northward. Wind chills remain in the single digits this morning and will ease only a touch through the afternoon.

In parts of the 77 corridor and Southside, ice accumulation on top of some accumulations of snow will be possible. The cold conditions continue Friday with highs in the 30s once again under cloudy skies.

Heading to the Chiefs game? A heavy, wet snow will likely occur late Friday into early Saturday morning along the I-70 corridor through IL. Stay tuned for details. This will be a heavy, wet snow with not much wind. The snow ends by Sunday with clearing skies into Monday of next week. Highs in the mid 30s.

The snow is expected to begin late Friday in central and southern IL, developing from a winter storm system in the southwestern U.S. Snow is expected to continue into Saturday, sometimes mixed with rain.

Forecasters are calling for snow ranging from 2 to 6 inches, with the highest amounts along and north of Highway 50.

We will recover pretty quickly after that storm with highs in the 40s for the weekend and more sunshine.

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