WINTER STORM WARNING: Freezing drizzle gives way to more snow Monday morning

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the St. Louis area.

Eric Sykes
December 14, 2019 - 11:55 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/ACCUWEATHER) - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the St. Louis metro area through Tuesday at midnight as a winter storm system barrels toward the area.

The latest forecast from AccuWeather sees the system arriving earlier than previously expected and sticking around longer.

This setup has pushed the forecasted snowfall totals higher.

At this time, parts of the St. Louis metro area could see anywhere from 5-8 inches of snow and lower accumulations south of the metro, according to the National Weather Service.

Updated snow totals for Winter Storm on December 15, 2019

Sunday afternoon snow could be heavy at times causing road conditions to deteriorate quickly.

Snowfall could accumulate at a rate of one inch per hour on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Precipitation could transition to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. 

A wintry mix will continue Sunday night right through the morning commute on Monday, making travel difficult. 

Listen to Total Information AM on Monday morning for the latest on travel conditions and weather. 

 

We will see continued snowfall Monday that could impact the afternoon and evening commute as well.

Snowfall on Monday will add more accumulation in and around the St. Louis metro area. 

Accumulations depend heavily on the track of the system and any shift in that track could change the accumulation forecast dramatically.

In addition to the snow, parts of the area could see up to .20 inches of ice accumulation.

For the latest list of schools and businesses closed due to the storm, click here. 

For more information and the latest forecast, visit our partners at AccuWeather.