... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to
1 PM CDT Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow... which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 1 PM CDT Wednesday.
* Timing... rain will overspread much of central Illinois this
evening... then change to snow late evening from Rushville to
Bloomington northward. The change to snow will likely occur
shortly after midnight around Springfield and Jacksonville...
then between midnight and 3 am for areas from Decatur east to
Danville. The snow will end from west to east Wednesday morning.
* Accumulations... accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are likely from
Rushville to Danville northward. Locally higher amounts are
possible... especially from Bloomington north and east. Closer to
the I-72 corridor... snow totals of 2 to 3 inches are likely. The
heaviest snow is most likely between midnight and sunrise.
* Wind... northerly winds will increase overnight and range from 20
to 30 mph. Some gusts to around 40 mph are possible near the
I-57 corridor. The windy conditions will continue into Wednesday
* Impacts... roads will quickly become slushy as the snow
accumulates. As temperatures fall into the 20s overnight... the
slush will begin to freeze as well... causing icy travel
conditions. Visibility will be significantly reduced in the
heavier snow bands. The wet snow is expected to limit the amount
of blowing and drifting to a relative minimum... although areas
near Champaign and Danville are more likely to see some blowing
snow due to the higher wind speeds in that area.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.