(KMOV) – The temperature in St. Louis early Thursday fell to low single digits with windchills below zero.
Many school districts in the area closed for a third straight day due to the weather, but some that are open have been criticized by parents. Two, in particular, are the Lindbergh School District in south St. Louis County and the Mascoutah School District in Illinois. News 4 contacted a spokesperson for the Lindbergh district who says they looked at several factors to determine it was safe for classes to resume. The district encouraged parents to wait with their children at school bus stops or drop them off at school. The Mascoutah superintendent sent a notice to parents encouraging them not to let their teenaged driver, drive themselves to school Thursday.
News 4 will follow-up with these two school districts regarding their decisions.
Morning Drive: 0 to 5 Degrees in the STL Metropolitan Area, Wind Chill 0 to -15. Dangerously cold! Although winds will remain fairly light, they will combine with bitter cold to produce dangerous wind chill readings. Clear sky. Northwest wind 3-8 mph.
Afternoon: High 17. Winds won't be an issue this afternoon, but it will be very cold! Sunny skies. West wind 3-8 mph.
Tonight: Low 6. Partly cloudy, cold, and dry. Light wind turning out of the southwest.
Friday: High 27. Increasing cloudiness. A chance of flurries or light snow late. South wind 3-8 mph.