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Storm system brings snow, wintry mix to metro-east

Snowfall on Sunday

On Sunday, a winter storm system brought large snowflakes to the metro-east. Accumulations were predicted to be from 1 to 3 inches.
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On Sunday, a winter storm system brought large snowflakes to the metro-east. Accumulations were predicted to be from 1 to 3 inches.

Winter weather including possible snowfall was predicted Sunday morning through evening in the metro-east.

According to St. Louis’ U.S. National Weather Service base, a storm system was expected to bring a wintry mixture to the metro-east beginning Sunday morning and into the evening. Possible heavy snow was predicted with accumulations from 1 to 3 inches.

The wintry mix was expected to begin around 10:30 a.m., according to Weather Underground.

At 11:15 a.m., snow was falling across the region, according to NWS. Rain and sleet mixed with snow at times, and the snow was predicted to change entirely to rain in the afternoon, a post on the NWS St. Louis Facebook page read.

St. Clair Emergency Management cautioned drivers Sunday afternoon.

"Big snowflakes are falling around the county, roads are wet, use caution if you are heading out this afternoon," a Facebook post read.

The highest snow accumulations were 2 to 3 inches in central and east-central Missouri, NWS reported. An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow was predicted in the region through Sunday afternoon.

"Some area roadways where it is snowing hardest are covered so be very careful if venturing out this afternoon!" a NWS post read.

The main areas at risk for snow accumulations extended from Edina, MO to St. Louis and the metro-east, according to the National Weather Service base in St. Louis.

The temperature at 8 a.m. was about 39 degrees with a high of 41 degrees predicted for the day.

A storm system will bring the threat for snow today into this evening. The main areas at risk for snow accumulations of...

Posted by US National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri on Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Large snowflakes fell throughout the metro-east on Sunday. Accumulations were predicted to be from 1 to 3 inches. Kaley Johnson kjohnson@bnd.com

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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