A strong winter storm will impact the area beginning late Wednesday night and continue into Thursday evening. A variety of wintry weather is expected to occur, including freezing rain, snow, and sleet. While there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact track of the system, it is looking increasingly likely that several inches of snow will fall across northern Missouri and central Illinois. The precipitation will mix with and become increasingly dominated by freezing rain heading further to the south as surface temperatures are anticipated to remain below freezing for the storm. Significant ice accumulations will be possible for areas mainly south of Interstate 70. As a result, winter storm watches have been issued for the entire bi-state region.   (Please visit http://weather.gov/lsx for more information.)