First Alert Weather Day: Snow likely tonight and tomorrow morning
Slushy road conditions expected for tomorrow’s morning commute
PEORIA (25 News Now) - We’ve designated a First Alert Weather Day tonight through lunchtime tomorrow ahead of accumulating wet, heavy snow.
Snow is expected to start after midnight and will increase in coverage and intensity late tonight and early tomorrow morning.
Widespread snow is expected to be falling during tomorrow’s morning commute. Snow showers will continue throughout the morning, but should taper off during the afternoon. The majority of our accumulating snow will fall between midnight tonight and noon tomorrow.
Our snow forecast hasn’t changed. We are still expecting around 2-4″ for most of Central Illinois with slightly higher totals near and east of I-55. Upward of 3-5″ of snow is expected in those areas. Snow totals will be a little lower northwest of Galesburg and Stark County, where about 1-2″ will be possible.
Hazardous travel will be the main concern with this snow storm, especially late tonight and into tomorrow morning. Falling snow, reduced visibility, and slushy roads could create dangerous travel conditions at times. If you plan to be on the roads tomorrow morning, give yourself extra time to get where you are going and leave lots of space between you and the car in front of you.
Because this will also be a wet snow, it will be more difficult to shovel.
Road conditions should improve tomorrow afternoon and evening as snow tapers off. Blowing and drifting snow will not be a big issue due to the wet, heavy nature of this snowfall. This should help roads remain clear after they’ve been plowed.
Any untreated surfaces may see a refreeze tomorrow night into Thursday morning, so be extra mindful of black ice.
Additional Snow Chances:
We may see a few light snow showers at times on Thursday and Friday. Some minor additional accumulations may be possible.
Another round of snow will be possible late Saturday through Saturday night and Sunday morning. Once again, some additional accumulation will be possible. We’ll be able to provide more details on specifics regarding totals and timing over the next couple of days.
Tune in this evening for your full First Alert 10 Day Forecast!
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