Snowy and windy Friday expected in South County, region


The National Weather Service St. Louis posted this on Twitter.

It will be a snowy and windy Friday in South County and most of the region, with snowfall starting in the morning and continuing through the evening, according to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service St. Louis.

Total accumulations of up to one inch are expected, with winds gusting as high as 30 mph, the NWS STL said in the advisory. The St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management also sent out the advisory.

Portions of east central Missouri and southwest Illinois will be hit by snow from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, according to the advisory.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Anyone who can work from home should do so, said the Missouri Department of Transportation ahead of its snow plow crews heading out on the streets Friday morning.

The combination of strong winds and snow could reduce visibility, making it difficult to see the road. The evening commute could especially be impacted.

Affected areas include St. Louis County, St. Louis city, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair and Crawford counties.

The highest snow amounts will be seen in central and northeast Missouri, with more wind seen on the west side of the Mississippi River, the NWS said.

The National Weather Service St. Louis posted this on Twitter.