Metro-east residents are on an advisory as forecasters say they should expect slippery roads and frigid wind gusts not only during the morning commute but through Monday evening.
The area will see up to two inches of snow and temperatures are expected to drop to 15 degrees by 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Winds will gust as high as 28 mph, prompting NWS to issue a wind chill advisory for most of the metro-east and several counties in Missouri.
That advisory was coupled with a winter weather advisory that remains in effect until noon Monday.
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Scanner traffic indicated local authorities were responding to multiple reports of cars sliding off roadways and other road issues.
Illinois Department of Transportation officials tweeted Sunday night in response to the falling snow.
“Expect plow trucks overnight across District 8. Please drive safely and give plows and other motorists plenty of room,” the tweet read.
While officials tell people it’s best to stay off the roads in conditions like these if possible, Belleville Fire Chief Tom Pour gave several tips last week for people venturing out onto the slippery roads.
Those tips included having cell phones, chargers and blankets in the car and avoiding roads with open air beneath them like bridges.
The rest of week should see low temperatures but no new snow.