Snow returns tonight through Saturday

Posted January 12, 2019

Winter Storm Watches have already been put into place for many areas to the south of the Washington, D.C. region but not for the District itself.

WJZ's Weather Team is tracking the system headed our way this weekend. A Winter Storm Warning (pink-shaded area on the map below) is in effect calling for 6 to 9-inches of snow, beginning today in eastern Missouri and spreading east across southern portions of IL and in tonight through Saturday and eventually into southwest Ohio.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is calling for 6 to 8 inches of snow through late Saturday. Expect temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. Right now, it looks like a trace to 1 inch of snow on the ground for the early morning commute, with around 2 to 4 inches of total accumulation throughout the day.

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A storm brought rain and snow to the Denver metro area on Friday morning.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High of 34. Light and variable wind.

For St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, this will not be the first snowstorm of the season, but it could end up being the biggest so far. Minor accumulations are possible, with the higher amounts closest to the southwest along the Mason-Dixon Line and a coating to nothing along the north and east. Lighter snow is likely over far northern IL.

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There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

Snow will steadily add up during the overnight, so while visibility will be low, blizzard conditions are not expected as the wind will be light.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, PM Wintry Mix.

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Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.