(KMOV) -- Temperatures were in the single digits Thursday morning, a day before the St. Louis area was expected to get more winter weather, according to News 4 Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt.
Temperatures were around 9 degrees early Thursday, though wind chills made it feel even colder. The numbers are expected to rise to the mid-30s by the afternoon before dropping to the 20s over night.
Things will get interesting Friday, as a Winter Storm Watch will be in a effect though Saturday morning.
"Most or all of the morning commute should be dry, though," said Ehrhardt.
By later morning a mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet will approach the News 4 viewing area from the southwest.
"Precipitation will likely change phases across the area through the day," Ehrhardt said.
Most of the snow will accumulate north of the St. Louis Metropolitan area, which is expected to see 3 to 5 inches. The Metro area should get between 1 and 3 inches while the southern parts will only see about 1 inch, according to Ehrhardt.
“The evening commute should be a mess,” Ehrhardt said.
Ehrhardt says by Friday night inches of snow will be piled on top of the ice that built up throughout the day.
That will continue into at least Saturday morning and perhaps into the afternoon.
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