A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the tri-state until 6:00 AM Tuesday, as a major winter storm will affect the area through tonight.
Significant accumulations of heavy snow (6 to 12 inches), along with blowing and drifting snow, and bitter cold will make for extremely dangerous travel conditions. The heaviest snow will occur from late this morning into this afternoon.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. It will be dangerous to be stranded for any length of time due to the bitterly cold conditions.
This is not the only storm we will be dealing with this week. A second significant winter storm may affect the area sometime later Wednesday into Thursday. As a result, impacts may last through the end of the work week.
Wind chills will range from 0 to 15 below, with the lowest values expected across southeast Missouri and southwest