Missouri Department of Transportation officials are advising Missourians to stay home during tomorrow's storm and have issued a "no travel advisory".
In a release, MoDOT says that once the storm arrives, travel will quickly become dangerous. A MoDOT engineer says that once the snow starts falling, it will be easier for plows to clear roads if there are fewer vehicles on the streets. This storm is expected to shape up much like heavy snow that fell last year.
MoDOT officials say the problems on roads were compounded last year when employers sent workers home early--the additional cars slowed traffic in many areas to a standstill.
The weather may be pleasant Monday afternoon, but that is about to change.
Snow is expected to arrive late tonight with some areas seeing up to two inches of snow. Temperatures are also expected to drop, with wind chills as low as ten-below Tuesday.
In anticipation of the weather, St. Louis street crews are already out treating the pavement.
If you normally feed the meter when you park in the City of St. Louis, there is good news — at least for a few days. Parking meter violations won't be enforced this week.
Because of the snow, the St. Louis Treasurer's office isn't issuing parking tickets.
They're also not ticketing drivers who park on snow routes because the city didn't declare a snow emergency.
Parking meter enforcement will resume in the city on Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Forecasters are urging Missourians to brace for a wicked round of winter weather that's about to hit.
The National Weather Service said Friday that a winter storm could dump nearly a foot of snow on the St. Louis region over the weekend, with significant but lesser amounts elsewhere.
Bitter cold is coming, too, with readings well below zero Sunday night and Monday night. Wind chills could reach as low as minus-35 degrees.
The weather service said Saturday is expected to start off mild, with temperatures in the 40s. Then a nasty cold front arrives. Rain will turn into snow starting Saturday and it will continue into Sunday. Several inches are also possible in southern Missouri, and about 5 inches is projected in mid-Missouri.
St. Louis' extremely cold winter weather has claimed the life of an Alton, Illinois man.
Police say 66 year old Carl Walker had been removing snow with a snow blower outside his home Thursday morning when he became short of breath. He went inside and his wife called 9-1-1.
Walker was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says Walker suffered a heart attack.
Nonn says its important for everyone, especially those with heart and other health conditions to use extra caution in cold conditions.
St. Louis is seeing some of the harshest winter weather of the last couple of years. Snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures seems to be a repeating pattern.
Snow is expected again Saturday night into Sunday, with 6-7 inches of accumulation possible.
That will be followed by historically cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in St. Louis say it could be the coldest weather the metro area has seen in the last 20 years.
Low temperatures are expected to fall to zero or below both Monday and Tuesday mornings. Daytime highs won't get out of the single digits and wind chills are expected to be 15-25 degrees below zero from Sunday through Tuesday.