This cold weather we’ve been having lately in St. Louis isn’t going away anytime soon, say forecasters. In fact, this weekend brings more snow and the very terrifying possibility that we’re going to set new record-low temperatures.
The National Weather Service in St. Louis
says there’s a “high likelihood” of our area will be getting two or more inches of snow before Tuesday. They predict that snow will move in as early as Sunday afternoon and will continue through Monday.
The good news, though, is that the snow is expected to be the light, fluffy kind that is easy to shovel and plow.
The bad news is that the snow is not going to be the worst weather-related problem in the coming days. That honor belongs to the arctic blast creeping up behind us.
KMOV meteorologist Steve Templeton warns
that in addition to the snow, the mercury will drop considerably this weekend, and we’ll see wind chills of “around -14 to -18 in St. Louis.”
The NWS recommends wearing multiple layers of clothes if you go outside during these temperatures. And if you have to drive, they say to make sure your vehicle is winter ready — including having a full tank of gas and packing extra clothes and blankets just in case you get stranded somewhere.
Stay safe, St. Louis.
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