The forecast is a complicated one for the remainder of the weekend, so don't just tune out the forecast after reading this!
Road crews have pretreated numerous major roads in anticipation of the mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow.
As for freezing rain (ice), a few hundredths of an inch is possible, especially over central and southern sections of the CBS4 viewing area. Be alert to any possible advisories that the National Weather Service may post over the weekend.
Freezing drizzle mixed with snow is possible now through 3 a.m., the weather service said. There's a possibility that we could see up to an inch of snow across the I-70 corridor, but the freezing drizzle and icing conditions will cause the bigger issue on travel.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in place from 9 p.m. this evening through 7 a.m. Saturday. As the day wears on, a cold front will be slipping south.
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Allow plenty of time to driver wherever you need to go Saturday.
There is a 60 percent chance of rain for the rest of the night Friday and until 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
The worst of Winter Storm Mateo is already east of St. Louis, with schools closed and up to 6 inches of snow expected in Chicago and the Great Lakes region. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Cloudy, with a high near 33. TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says the best chance of accumulating snow would be Saturday night.
We'll remain dry both Monday and Tuesday before rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday. We'll see the snow exit near the sunrise with lows in the lower teens.