'Impactful' freezing rain expected on New Year's Eve in St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It will be an interesting weather system over the next couple of days in the St. Louis region with rain, ice and snow in the forecast through New Year's Eve.

It will be almost all rain and windy with a high of 55-degrees on Wednesday, but the temperatures will drop quickly into the upper 30s by the evening. The National Weather Service says parts of the St. Louis area may see up to an inch of snow.

But it will get a bit nastier, especially for drivers, on Thursday evening.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with some light snow expected during the day. At night the NWS is calling for "impactful" freezing rain and ice as we get below freezing temperatures in the late afternoon and evening hours.

However, it's expected to switch back to all rain after about 9 or 10 p.m. when temperatures begin to rise again.

Listen to the full forecast from local meteorologist Dave Murray, here:

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