Winter Weather: Snow, sleet and freezing rain is on the way, here's a timeline

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ST. LOUIS –  Much colder on Thursday, highs struggle to make it into the low 30s, but we are quiet. That all changes into Friday.

Our next big storm is still scheduled to arrive Friday morning when temps are in the 20s.  That storm will have to fight off some dry air, but pockets of light snow are building in from the southwest during the morning commute. Then we see a changeover to a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain late morning into the afternoon. We could see some minor snow accumulations along with anywhere from a light glaze of ice up to about 1/4″, leading to slick roads, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Temperatures will slowly be climbing throughout the day. Into the evening, any icy mix changes over to all rain. Rain will continue into Saturday morning and could be heavy at times. Rainfall totals could be an inch or higher from St. Louis to the north and west.

As the rain exits Saturday, temperatures will drop.  We wake up in the teens Sunday morning. We’ll see the coldest air since mid-November to start the new week.

  • Friday AM: A cold start, a few snow showers
  • Friday Midday: Mix of Sleet, Freezing Rain, and Snow
  • Friday Mid Afternoon: A light glaze will be possible, and minor snow accumulations
  • Friday Rush Hour: Winter mix continues starting to see a change to rain
  • Friday Evening: Temps warm enough that all precipitation turns to rain
  • Friday Night: Rain Showers, heavy at times, into Saturday Morning

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