Snow in northern Missouri, near-record low temps in St. Louis expected

Snow and below-freezing temperatures expected in the area before a weekend in the 60s in St. Louis.

Sam Masterson
April 16, 2020 - 3:28 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) — A frigid spring storm is expected to drop nearly a foot of wet, heavy snow and bring temperatures to a near-record low in parts of Missouri later Thursday and overnight into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning across northern Missouri along the Iowa state line, where a narrow band of heavy snow is expected to develop late Thursday afternoon and persist through Thursday night. As much as 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) of snow could fall in those areas, with lighter snow totals expected further south, where the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory.

In St. Louis, Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with periods of rain into the night and Friday morning. Friday night will be very cold with the temperature approaching the record low of 29 set in 1953. There will be a freeze, possible for the last time this season.

With the exception of the southeastern corner of Missouri, the remainder of the state is under a hazardous weather outlook and could see some snow and frost later Thursday into Friday, the weather service warned.

Snow on the ground is expected to be short-lived, as temperatures are forecast to rise into the 60s Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Then this weekend, it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 60s.

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