Published: Sun, February 11, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as More Snow Expected Overnight

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as More Snow Expected Overnight

We could get a little rain (slight chance freezing rain north) Weds. night into Thursday.

After a couple of false starts earlier this week, the National Weather Service predicts that a winter storm system will roll through the area Saturday.

Confidence in the amount of precipitation is "somewhat low", the meteorologist added.

"Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday", the weather service said in its alert.

Road crews have pretreated numerous major roads in anticipation of the mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow.

Most of the precipitation in South Central Illinois is expected to be freezing rain, with a.12 inch accumulation projected. Temperatures will continue to fall during the day on Saturday as the shallow cold airmass slowly makes its way through the Ozarks and Boston Mountains. Occasional snow showers will linger into Sunday, but with a shifting wind direction ahead of an area of low pressure, snow showers will become rain. North wind 10 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

An arctic cold front will bring colder weather today along with light ice accumulation throughout the weekend.

A 20 percent chance of snow.

MONDAY: No Snow! Partly to mostly sunny with a high in the low 30s.

The middle of the upcoming week will feel great with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s, with slightly higher rain chances on Wednesday.

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