A winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m.
Saturday for the counties of Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall,
Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt,
Piatt, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon,
Moultrie and Shelby, including the cities of Galesburg, Peoria,
Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Springfield,
Taylorville, Decatur and Shelbyville.
is expected to begin moving into areas around Jacksonville early
Friday afternoon, spreading northeast to Bloomington and Peoria by
late afternoon. This will be a mixture of rain, sleet and snow, with
a period of only rain around Springfield and Jacksonville during the
afternoon. The precipitation will quickly turn to all snow by early
evening and persist through the night before tapering off early
Saturday. The heaviest snow will be during the evening.
Accumulations: Total snow accumulation of 4 to 5 inches will
be common, with amounts near 6 inches along and north of Interstate
72. Some light sleet accumulation is possible early on in the event.
Wind: Southeast winds will turn northeast overnight, but with
speeds less than 10 mph. Blowing and drifting snow is not expected
to be a factor.
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Impacts: The wintry precipitation will result in hazardous
travel conditions, especially on bridges, overpasses and untreated
roads. Travel will be most difficult during the night.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory
means that periods of snow and sleet will cause travel difficulties.
Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use
caution while driving.
For more information, see
For other areas affected by this storm, see
For updates, check http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/.
[Text from National Weather
Service, Lincoln office]