ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- A strong early season winter storm is passing through the Midwest region Saturday. As expected, it is bringing heavy snow to Iowa and northern Illinois. In the St. Louis region, rain fell overnight thanks to temperatures in the 40°s, but the strong cold front associated with the storm has brought a sharp drop in temperatures and that rain changed over to snow early Saturday.
No significant accumulations were expected thanks to warm ground temperatures, but there could be a dusting on cars and some grassy surfaces. All precipitation is done by Noon.
Temperatures will drop through the 30°s on Saturday afternoon as gusty northwest winds take charge. Wind chills will be quite cold, in the lower 20°s most of the afternoon.
The coldest temperatures yet of the Fall season are with us overnight as lows dip into the lower 20°s. Winds die back overnight.