Light snow hits St. Louis region


by staff

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:48 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Several municipalities got at least a half-inch of snow after a dusting swept through the St. Louis area on Tuesday, according to News 4 meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt.

The narrow band of snow hit St. Louis city, county, St. Charles and St. Clair County around lunchtime, but was expected to be gone within a few hours. Some cities could see up to an inch, however.

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“I think the back end of the snow will move through so by the afternoon and evening commute I don’t think it will be an issue,” Ehrhardt said.

Temperatures were in the low teens throughout much of the morning and were expected to rise to the low-20s by the afternoon.

“With the snow on the ground, we probably won’t warm up much,” said Ehrhardt.

Looking ahead, temperatures on Wednesday are expected to warm up to a seasonal 38 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

But that could change on Thursday, when we’re expected to see a good chance for ice or snow.

“Very, very light accumulations, if any, but it wouldn’t take much if it was sleet for freeze or rain,” said Erhardt.

Temperatures were expected to be a high of 33 degrees on Thursday before dropping well below the freezing mark into Friday.