ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Winter weather returned to the St. Louis area Monday, dumping snow and drizzle throughout the News 4 viewing area.
Snow began falling in the western portions of the viewing area early Monday morning and continued to push east. Snow began to fall in the St. Louis metro area around 9 a.m.
The snow is expected to hang around most of the day Monday. Rain and sleet could mix in with the snow at times making driving conditions dangerous.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the News 4 viewing area from 9 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday. The NWS statement warns of "very slippery" conditions on untreated roads and parking lots.
The snow and winter mix is expected to end late Monday evening into the overnight hours with a total of one to three inches of accumulation in some areas.
Snowfall totals as of 12:30 p.m.:
Gerald, MO (Franklin Co.): 1.8”
St. Peters, MO (St. Charles Co.): 1.2”
New Melle, MO (St. Charles Co.): 1.2”
Sullivan, MO (Franklin Co.): 1.2”
Lambert Field, St. Louis: 1.0”
Collinsville, IL (Madison Co.): 1.0”
Some areas in central Missouri (outside our viewing area) are reporting 2”.
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Here is the full advisory from the NWS:
Winter Weather Advisory Statement as of 4:33 PM CST on December 30, 2012
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 am Monday to 6 am CST Tuesday...
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and freezing drizzle... which is in
effect from 6 am Monday to 6 am CST Tuesday.
Timing and areas affected... snow will accumulate Monday morning
from Fort Scott Kansas eastward along and north of Highway 54 to
Camdenton and then eastward into Rolla into Monday afternoon.
Additional light snow and freezing drizzle will then be possible
Monday afternoon into Monday night.
Snow accumulations... 2 to 4 inches.
Ice accumulations... less than one tenth of an inch.
Impacts... the initial accumulation of snow during the day will
impact area roadways... making travel hazardous. Hazards will be
increased as the snow transitions to freezing drizzle late
Monday into the overnight hours.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and freezing
drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery
roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.