Residents in the St. Louis area are bracing for the next round of winter weather. Snow, cold and wind... the next winter storm will have a little bit of everything.
Overnight, widely scattered snow showers are expected to spread across the metro area ahead of a blast of arctic air. Up to an inch or two of accumulation is possible by Tuesday morning, especially along and east of the Mississippi River. Farther south and west could see just a dusting.
Then temperatures will nose-dive, dropping into the mid-teens by 6:00 a.m. with wind chills around zero. That's because of strong winds from the northwest.
A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6:00 a.m. Sustained winds of 20 TO 30 mph are expected during the early morning hours, with gusts up to 45 mph. The strong winds could make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles and in areas were there's snow falling.
By 1 a.m., transportation officials were reporting roads in northeastern Missouri as snow-covered, including portions of Interstate 70 through Warren and Montgomery Counties. Most roads in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties were reported to be partially snow covered. Current road conditions can be found on MoDOT's traveler website