The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and warnings for portions of Central Illinois, as the area gets its first taste of winter.
The Weather Service says a fast moving Alberta Clipper will approach from the northwest, and move through the area Monday evening. Snowfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are likely along and north of a Macomb to Paris line, with even higher totals possible closer to I-80. Lesser amounts of snow is expected to the south, with areas from Springfield to Mattoon possibly seeing 1 to 3 inches. South of this area will likely see less than half an inch. Once the clipper departs, an extended period of bitter cold air is expected for the middle of the week, with wind chills of 20 below to 30 below zero likely Tuesday night through Thursday morning.
The Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 6pm Monday until 6am Tuesday, for areas that include the Quad Cities, Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign, and Danville, for 3 to 6 inches of snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory for one to 3 inches of snow from 6pm Monday until 6am Tuesday, is in effect for an area that includes Canton, Lincoln, Clinton, Decatur, and Mattoon-Charleston.
Gusty winds nearing 30 miles an hour Tuesday and Tuesday night, will blow the snow causing difficult travel.
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