St Louis is looking at an evening of sleet and maybe freezing rain. So what's the difference between the two?
Sleet is tiny balls of ice which looks and feels like crunchy snow when it piles up. Freezing rain is rain which turns to ice when it hits the ground or trees or roofs or cars or sidewalks if the surface is cold enough.
If I had to choose I'd pick sleet over freezing rain. Maybe. But either way, if we get 5-10 inches of snow on top of that, it will be a hard job to clear it away.