ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A winter storm moved into the St. Louis region Monday night with a mix of rain, sleet, and sloppy wet snow. The mix of precipitation gave way to heavy rains. Lambert Airport reported an inch of rain overnight.
The wet weather led to some flooding concerns in spots where heavy rain had fallen and last Thursday's snow was melting. Dardenne Creek in St. Peters is above flood stage. The National Weather Service reports standing water on nearby roads.
Plenty of mist, drizzle, and low clouds will be with St. Louis through Tuesday evening. As temperatures drop and the backside of our winter storm rotates through, snow showers will develop and be with us into Wednesday morning. Additional snow accumulations of a dusting to the south and up to 2" to the north will be possible across the viewing area.
As expected, western and northwestern counties of the FOX 2 viewing area will see the highest snowfall totals by the time the storm is all done.
As for western and central Missouri, the storm's big snows created a mess once again. One place hit hard is Columbia, Missouri. About 8″-9" of wet, heavy snow fell by Tuesday morning. Mizzou was closed Tuesday, but will reopen Wednesday.
The storm is affecting flights in St. Louis and beyond. Lambert Airport is encouraging you to contact your airline to check the status of your flight.