Winter weather advisory issued until Saturday evening

Winter weather advisory issued until Saturday evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight to 6 p.m. Saturday for portions of central and east central Missouri and south central and southwest Illinois.

Forecasters expect up to 3 to 5 inches of snow.

Road conditions are expected to be slippery.

Drivers should plan for a slower than normal trip and should be especially alert when approaching bridges, overpasses and curves.

The counties expected to be affected include St. Louis County, St. Louis city, Jefferson, Madison, St. Charles, Lincoln, Franklin, Gasconade, Montgomery, Bond, Monroe, Osage, Calhoun, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Warren.

In Missouri, the latest road conditions can be obtained at  traveler.modot.org/map/ or by calling 1-888-275-6636. In Illinois, the latest road conditions can be obtained at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.