The latest rain storm has begun. We didn't have much rain during the day, just enough to keep things wet or damp. This evening though, the rain is coming down heavy. We've received .30" of rain in the last hour! Hope it keeps up.
Ice storm warnings are posted for Illinois and stretching back into Missouri and Oklahoma. Up to a half inch of ice is expected there.
From the NWS in St. Louis....AN ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT.
TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING THIS EVENING WHICH WILL
CAUSE RAIN TO TRANSITION OVER TO FREEZING RAIN. A SERIES OF STORM
SYSTEMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION OVER THE WEEKEND...CAUSING
PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN. THE FREEZING RAIN MAY MIX WITH SLEET AT
TIMES. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH CAN BE
EXPECTED. WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY