(KMOV) – Freezing rain hit several parts of the St. Louis area overnight, and more arrived later in the morning after a short break.
Drivers Monday morning were urged to use caution during the morning commute as early-morning freezing rains made secondary roads and exit ramps slick.
Several accidents were reported early Monday, including at least four on a five-mile stretch of Interstate 55. A wreck also occurred on the Interstate 70 westbound ramp from Interstate 170, causing standstill traffic.
The northern and western portions of the St. Louis area, including St. Charles County and Jersey County, Ill., were hit hardest by the freezing rain. Several schools were called off due to the icy conditions.
A freezing rain advisory was in effect until 12 p.m., as another bout of freezing rain hit the St. Louis area late Monday morning.
Temperatures will then increase and the freezing rain will change over to rain in the southern parts of the St. Louis area. To the north, the freezing rain will turn into snow as the colder air moves off to the north.
By noon the St. Louis metro area will see mostly rain with temperatures reaching a high of about 41. The precipitation is expected to end throughout the region by 3 p.m. with sunshine possibly making an appearance by the evening.
Temperatures on Tuesday will rise significantly, with high temperatures forecasted to reach nearly 60 degrees.
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