Several inches of wet snow expected over parts
of central Illinois today
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[NOV. 24, 2004]
A storm system over Arkansas
will move northeast toward the Ohio River Valley today (Wednesday). This storm
system will initially bring rain to central Illinois this morning, with a
changeover to wet snow toward midday as colder air is drawn into the storm
system. Current indications suggest a narrow band of wet snow will accumulate
from 3 to 6 inches by this evening, roughly along and west of a
Springfield-to-Clinton line. The storm system will quickly push off to the
northeast by tonight, with blustery and cold conditions to follow for
A snow advisory is in effect
until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the counties of DeWitt, Logan,
McLean, Menard and Sangamon, including the cities of
Bloomington, Lincoln and Springfield.
Rain will change to snow around
noon, with snowfall amounts between 4 and 6 inches by sunset.
The heaviest snowfall is expected between 1 and 3 p.m.
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A snow advisory remains in effect
until 6 p.m. for the counties of Cass, Fulton, Knox, Marshall,
Mason, Morgan, Peoria, Schuyler, Scott, Stark, Tazewell and
Woodford, including the cities of Galesburg, Havana,
Jacksonville and Peoria.
Rain will change over to snow by
noon, with snowfall amounts between 3 and 5 inches along and
north of the Illinois River. Expect 4 to 6 inches of snow
between the Illinois River and Interstate 55. The heaviest
snowfall will be between noon and 2 p.m.
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A snow advisory is issued when
light snow is expected to develop, but only enough to cause
minor inconveniences such as travel delays. No severe winter
weather is expected at this time.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio
and other local media for further details or updates.
[4:04 a.m. news release]