Central Illinois is experiencing a variety of weather today, as another winter storm goes across the Midwest.
The Regional Radio listening area is not under any watches or warnings, as rain, snow, and sleet is expected into the afternoon but temperatures are to stay above freezing. By mid-morning, the Weather Service revised their forecast to indicate the total snow and sleet accumulation today will be around half an inch. A few snow showers are to linger into tonight, with the Weather Service saying we’ll get less than an inch.
North and west of our listening area, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 o’clock tonight for counties along the Illinois River in western Illinois. Winter storm warnings are posted until 6 o’clock this evening for counties west of the Illinois River, for 6 to 8 inches of snow. Peoria is expected to receive 3 to 5 inches. The area in the winter storm warning is also to receive winds between 30 and 35 miles an hour.
Motorists traveling into those areas today, should exercise caution and monitor local radio for further information.