Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight.
Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m.
That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service:
Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should then continue through Sunday. The snow is expected to become lighter Sunday evening, but additional accumulations are likely until around midnight.
FOX2 forecasts snowfall totals from 2 to 4 inches in the southern part of the St. Louis area; 4 to 8 inches in the metro area and from 8 to 11 inches north of the St. Louis metro area.