The National Weather Service in Lincoln released a special weather
statement early Tuesday morning for the counties of Logan, DeWitt,
Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon,
Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby,
Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and
Lawrence, including the cities of Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana,
Danville, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur,
Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Effingham, Flora and
A strong cold front will push through central
Illinois Wednesday evening, followed by sharply colder conditions
for the end of the week. High temperatures on Wednesday will be well
into the 50s and 60s, but will drop 20 to 25 degrees into the 30s by
Thursday. A wave of low pressure is expected to develop and track
along the departing cold front, spreading wintry precipitation into
parts of central and southeast Illinois late Thursday into Friday.
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Current projections suggest light snow will spread into much of
central Illinois Thursday afternoon and night. Farther south, a mix
of light snow and sleet is expected along the Interstate 70
corridor, with rain changing to a mix of freezing rain and sleet
along and south of highway 50. Snow accumulations of around 1 inch
are possible along a Jacksonville-to-Danville line, with as much as
2 to 3 inches along the Interstate 70 corridor.
People with travel plans late Thursday into Friday should keep
advised of the latest forecasts.
For updates, check http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/.
[Text from National Weather
Service, Lincoln office]