When I watch incoming winter weather systems, I keep my eye on trends. Are forecast estimates for snowfalls going up or down? Many times that will tell the tale of how bad a storm will be. The system that will bring snow to parts of Missouri and Illinois this weekend now seems to be trending up, but don't worry.

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Let's be clear. You're going to be fine. There's no scenario where you're gonna get buried by a foot of snow this weekend, but I think you should know what was expected to just be a snow that doesn't stick on the ground much now appears it will be measurable.

Infographic, National Weather Service, St. Louis
Infographic, National Weather Service, St. Louis

A few days ago, I shared the incoming winter system details which at the time only looked like it would be a half inch of snow or probably less. Now, the National Weather Service in St. Louis is saying parts of Missouri and Illinois could see up to 2 inches of snow.

How will this affect your holiday weekend travel in Missouri and Illinois?

The NWS refers to the incoming snowfall as likely to be a "nuisance" and that's a good way to put it. I'm guessing by Monday morning any snowfall that sticks will be gone from most roadways, but that's just me guessing.

Keep an eye on updated forecasts as this system begins to affect Missouri and Illinois starting Saturday night. Storms that tend to be trending upward on snowfall amounts can surprise you sometimes.

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