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Snow expected overnight Saturday into Sunday afternoon; Storm to bring icier conditions to the south

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[March 01, 2014]  LINCOLN  URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
345 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS HEADING FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
ILLINOIS...

A storm system pushing through the Western U.S. will begin to affect the area Saturday night and Sunday with snow.  A period of sleet and freezing rain is possible over parts of Southeast Illinois Saturday night and Sunday morning.  Current indications suggest the heaviest snow band will set up over East Central and Southeast Illinois late Saturday night and Sunday

In this area snowfall of from 5 to 8 inches will be possible by Sunday night.  North of this band snowfall will range from 4 to 6 inches.  South of the I-70 corridor there is a threat for ice and sleet accumulations late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

For the counties of McLean, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon

Including the cities of Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Taylorville, and Decatur.


345 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM CST SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 p.m. Sunday.  The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

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TIMING

Snowfall will begin across Northern portions of Central Illinois Saturday evening and then spread southeast during the night.  The snow will continue into Sunday and then end from Northwest to Southeast late Sunday afternoon.

ACCUMULATIONS

4 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts is expected during the 24 hour period

WIND

Winds will generally be out of the north at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph at times.

IMPACTS

Travel conditions will deteriorate across Central Illinois Saturday night with the highest snowfall rates overnight into Sunday morning.

[NOAA/National Weather Service]

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