Dusting up to 2 inches of snow possible tonight into Sunday

Slick spots for the morning commute
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 4:20 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - After dinner time Saturday, precipitation will begin to move into central Illinois. At first, we may see a rain/snow mix, but quickly precipitation will fully transition to snow and be most widespread overnight. A dusting up to an inch across the viewing area will be most common. Some isolated areas may see up to 2 inches. The northern half of the viewing area has the best chance to see more than an inch. Regardless, it’s not a lot but can certainly create slick spots on untreated surfaces so be careful traveling Sunday morning and plan to use a few extra minutes.

Most areas will see a dusting up to an inch. Isolated areas may see up to 2 inches; best...
Most areas will see a dusting up to an inch. Isolated areas may see up to 2 inches; best chances of that are northwest of the river.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

Light snow and flurries will be possible through Sunday afternoon before coming to an end by dinner. Highs Sunday will likely be in the mid 30s, so that’ll get the melting process going on any accumulating snow. High pressure will move into the region to kick off the work week. This will result in dry and quiet conditions and some sunshine! Highs on Monday and Tuesday look to be in the mid to upper 30s.

After snow showers Sunday morning, we'll dry out for the start of the work week.
After snow showers Sunday morning, we'll dry out for the start of the work week.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

Unfortunately, the quiet conditions don’t last long. Another system will aim towards central Illinois late Tuesday into Wednesday and the potential for accumulating snow is growing. The close the center of this system is to our viewing area, the better chances of seeing accumulating snow. The farther south the center is from us, the lesser the chances.

Valid at 8:45 AM Wednesday.
Valid at 8:45 AM Wednesday.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

As of now, there is still uncertainty with its track and intensity, but us being on the cold side of this system looks highly likely (which means the main precipitation type will be snow). Local and state travel impacts look possible Wednesday. We’ll keep an eye on this system and will continue to update you when we know more.