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Chance of ice in the morning

While the weather headline for this week is “Rain, Rain and More Rain,” Wednesday morning may bring a brief return of winter weather as temperatures dropped after a front moved through the area Tuesday night, along with a few thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for St. Francois and surrounding counties on Tuesday that continues through noon Thursday due to the possibility of mixed precipitation that could include accumulation of up to one-tenth-of-an-inch in ice accumulation.

Before heading out for work this morning, check road conditions because even a small accumulation of ice can result in difficult travel conditions. In addition, motorists need to be prepared for reduced visibility at times.

After the cold temperatures and freezing precipitation moves out of the region, temperatures will begin to rise once more into the 50s. In fact, at this point Thursday is forecast to be a relatively dry, but overcast day with a high of 50 and a low of 44.

Friday brings a return of substantial rain with a high of 57 degrees. The NWS says to expect rainfall of up to 1 inch. This could result in the chance for flooding, especially in lower elevations.

More rain is in the forecast on Saturday when the threat of thunderstorms reenters the picture and up to a half-inch of precipitation expected. The expected high is 66 degrees and a low of 32.

Drier conditions enter the picture beginning Sunday and continuing through Tuesday with anticipated highs in the mid- to upper-50s. Another chance for rain returns to the Parkland Wednesday and Thursday, with up to a third-of-an inch of precipitation forecast and highs remaining in the upper 50s.

For the latest NWS Weather Advisories, Watches and Warnings, check out the Daily Journal website at www.dailyjournalonline.com.

After winter precipitation moves out of the area around noon today, the Parkland will see a continued chance for heavy rain and a few thunderstorms through Saturday. With the large amount of precipitation the area has already received in recent days, areas of flooding are possible.

After winter precipitation moves out of the area around noon today, the Parkland will see a continued chance for heavy rain and a few thunderstorms through Saturday. With the large amount of precipitation the area has already received in recent days, areas of flooding are possible.

Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or kjenkins@dailyjournalonline.com

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