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Timing changes in snowy forecast but it’s still headed our way

IDOT’s tips for driving in winter weather

Here are some tips from the Illinois Department of Transportation for driving in winter weather. Video produced by IDOT.
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While forecasters have changed the time they believe snow will start to fall this weekend, they continue to report that snow is expected to wallop the St. Louis region.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of snow to fall after 5 a.m. Sunday. The forecast previously said there was a chance of snow starting to fall at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of precipitation in the metro-east with the possibility of 2 to 4 inches of snow.

Central and southern Missouri may get 4 to 6 inches, according to the weather service. Also, the Missouri Department of Transportation urged residents to stay home Sunday and not travel anywhere.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect at midnight Saturday and lasts until 3 p.m. Sunday.

The high on Sunday is expected to be 32.

After the storm rolls through, look for a sharp drop in temperatures.

The low on Monday morning is expected to be 9 and the high will only be 22.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.

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