Wet snow likely Christmas Eve for St. Louis region

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Those dreaming of a white Christmas may still be in luck. Snow looks likely to develop Christmas Eve morning in the Bi-State region, especially east and northeast of St. Louis.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for portions of the FOX 2 News viewing area from 6 am to 6 pm Wednesday. Counties under the advisory include the city of St. Louis and Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties in Missouri. In Illinois, Monroe, St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, Bond, Macoupin, Greene, Fayette, Marion, Montgomery, Clinton, and Washington Counties are included.

Rain returns overnight and should mix with and change over to some wet snow Wednesday morning as colder air moves in. With temperatures in the mid 30°s and warm ground temperatures, most of the area will see an inch or less of wet snow, primarily on grassy surfaces. However, there is a chance of a zone of 1” to 3” of wet snow from the metro Saint Louis area northeastward up the Interstate 55 corridor into central Illinois. While most of this snow will be confined to grass and cars, in some areas where a burst of heavy snow may occur, some roads may get covered for a time.

Snow moves out Christmas Eve night. With partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 40°s Christmas Day, it doesn't look like the snow will stick around for long.