Well, before we get used to the 65 degree temperatures we experienced in Central Illinois on Tuesday, there’s one more blast of winter left.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory for the Regional Radio listening area from 10pm Tuesday until 1pm Wednesday, for 2 to 5 inches of snow. And an area from McLean County northward, is in a winter storm warning for the same time period for 5 to 7 inches of snow.
The Weather Service says colder air settling into the region this evening will collide with an incoming winter storm moving into southern IL by midnight. Rain is expected to spread from west to east this evening, with the chance for some thunderstorms south of I-72 this evening.
Rain will change over to snow from northwest to southeast from late evening into overnight. By early morning hours, precipitation north of I-70 should be all snow with areas southeast of I-70 changing to snow Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning commute will likely be hazardous by 3 to 6 inches of snow over central IL.
Lighter accumulations are expected south of the Advisory with generally 1 inch or less of accumulation due to warmer air and more rain than snow.
Strong north to northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 30 to 40 mph will develop by overnight into Wednesday and could cause some blowing snow especially from I-74 northeast where the heavier snowfall amounts of 5 to 7 inches will be.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio for the latest in weather information.