ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Snow is being blamed for several accidents clogging traffic on area roads as rush hour nears in St. Louis. An IDoT worker was struck by a vehicle on I-64 and 111. FOX 2 reporters are saying that travel times in the area are about double the average.
A clipper system is producing some light accumulations of snow Wednesday into the evening. This system is dropping southeast but is running up against some very dry air. As a result much of what the radar is seeing over central Missouri is up in the clouds and drying up before reaching the ground.
Overall, this system will be going through a weakening trend as it approaches St. Louis this afternoon with snow intensities diminishing as the system passes through. That said, as we experienced during the AM rush yesterday, even a little snow during the rush hour can cause some issues.
The timing of the snow is indicated in the middle graphic below. In general:
- West/Northwest of St. Louis – 11am to 3pm
- Along the Mississippi River including St. Louis – 2pm to 8pm
- Southeast/east of St. Louis – 4pm to 9pm
Accumulations of around 1″ are a good bet in a band from Metro STL to the northwest…with a few isolated spots up to 2″…especially up between Kirksville and Warrenton. I still like 1″ or so for metro STL. Expect a dusting to 1″ further east and south.
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