The St. Louis area may have missed out on a white Christmas – but a white New Year’s Eve looks likely. National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye says a storm system will bring an inch or two of rain and snow to the area. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9:00 this morning until 6:00 a.m. New Year’s Day.
“It might affect traffic conditions a little bit being in the morning hours, (with) temperatures around 32," Dye said. "It might be some slick spots around the area, so we’re going to issue a winter weather advisory just to alert people.” Dye says the storm will usher in a brief cold snap, with highs in the 20s. But he says by next weekend, temperatures will be back to normal. "During the daytime hours, (there will be) occasional snow in the morning, and possibly mixed at times with some rain during the afternoon hours," Dye said. "That accumulation during the daytime is expected to be close to one inch, with highs in the mid-30s or so.” Follow Rachel Lippmann and St. Louis Public Radio on Twitter: @rlippmann @stlpublicradio