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NWS Lincoln Provides Update on Incoming Winter Storm; Winter Storm Warning to be in Effect


The National Weather Service office in Lincoln continues to monitor a winter storm that could bring rain and accumulating snow into the Regional Radio listening area late tonight into Wednesday. A winter storm warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday for Christian, Shelby, Moultrie and Coles counties. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from Wednesday at 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Moultrie, Fayette, and Effingham counties.


Matt Barnes, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, told Regional Radio News in the Taylorville area, three to five inches of snow are expected, while heavier amounts will fall to the east and northeast in the Champaign, Danville, and Tuscola area.

Barnes further stated that the heaviest snow will fall during the morning hours and should depart by mid-afternoon. Barnes noted the snow falling will be heavy and wet, and high winds will likely cause a drifting of snow during the afternoon and nighttime hours.

For more information, go to weather.gov/lincoln and stay tuned to Regional Radio News and taylorvilledailynews.com for weather updates and information. 

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