Wintry mix expected to hit St. Louis Friday, lasting through evening commute


The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix for Friday that could heavily affect the evening commute.

In a chart released Thursday, the NWS based in St. Louis outlined how the expected weather Friday will come down in St. Louis.

Freezing rain through the day Friday will move to rain Friday night, severely affecting travel.

Daycares in the South County area have already warned they might close early for the weather. Stay tuned to The Call’s website for information on school closings.

Snow is expected to start about 10 a.m., with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain starting ahead of noon. That will transition to freezing rain after noon, which will last through roughly 7 p.m. The ice is expected to accumulate.

The sleet and freezing rain will transition to just rain, which will last overnight through 6 a.m. Saturday.

Snow and sleet totals of a quarter inch to half inch are expected, along with ice totals of 0.15 inches.

The National Weather Service also released this graphic showing forecasted totals for snow and sleet Friday, seen below.