More snow blankets St. Louis region with wintry mix on the way

More snow blankets St. Louis region with wintry mix on the way

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More snow blankets St. Louis region with wintry mix on the way


by Stephanie Baumer and Brendan Marks / Staff | @BrendanMarks

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 11:44 AM

( – Another round of snow hit the St. Louis area on Thursday, adding to the several inches of accumulation the region saw earlier in the week.

The St. Louis-area is under a winter weather advisory until 12 p.m. Thursday.

News 4 Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt says that many areas will see light snow throughout the morning with a chance for moderate snow in some areas.

"Accumulations of one inch or less will be common," he said. 

But a heavier band of snow charging in from the west created the possibility some areas could see even more than that. 

Related: St. Louis-area school, business and community closings

The additional snow created issues on the roads, as bitter cold temperatures on Monday and Tuesday kept much of the snow seen earlier in the week from melting. Some parts of the area got up to 15 inches of snow in the earlier storm.

Temperatures Tuesday were as low as negative-10 degrees in parts of the News 4 viewing area, including St. Charles, Mo. and Belleville, Ill. Wind chills made it feel as low as negative-25 degrees in parts.

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In St. Louis, temperatures were around negative -2 degrees, slightly warmer than Monday’s temperatures of minus-8 degrees, the city’s coldest reading since February 1996.

Temperatures never went above 0 Monday. The St. Louis National Weather Service says the last time the St. Louis area had a high below 0 was on Dec. 22, 1989, when it was minus-1. 

Temperatures Thursday morning were in the upper teens but were expected to reach a high of 35 degrees by the afternoon. 

Ehrhardt says that the snow will turn into freezing drizzly in the afternoon, creating a wintry mix for the evening commute.

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