Tracking snowfall into the weekend
Greatest accumulation west of Heart of Illinois.
PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - We are tracking another round of snow for the Heart of Illinois but this time it is looking to be more annoying than significantly impactful, we’ll get to that in a moment. Tonight, mild temperatures with lows in the low-30s and cloudy skies. Fog is possible, if not expected, during the overnight hours so be careful if traveling and use those fog lights.
The above screencap of AdvanceCast shows when snowfall will start to work into the Heart of Illinois, right around evening commute times, especially for Knox, Fulton, and Mason Counties. Prior to 5 PM, there is a chance for mixed precipitation as temperatures will reach a high in the mid-30s. Snowfall will begin to take over going deeper into the later hours and overnight.
The chance of precipitation increases significantly as you go later into the evening, as shown in the above graph.
Snow is looking likely however it is looking to be more of an annoying amount of snow rather than a significantly impactful amount of snow. Don’t misconstrue that to mean “I shouldn’t be careful” there will still be travel impacts, however, they shouldn’t be as severe or as long-lasting as the New Years Day snowstorm. The greatest accumulation amounts will stick west of the Heart of Illinois, as shown in the map above, Knox, Fulton, and Mason Counties are expected to receive the most snow out of the area, they are also under a Winter Weather Advisory starting tomorrow evening until midday Saturday. As usual for any wintry events, give yourself plenty of time when traveling and give plenty of space to transportation workers when they are clear/treating roadways.
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