First Alert: Hazardous travel Wednesday

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 4:13 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 6:27 AM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Today is a First Alert Weather Day due to hazardous travel conditions as a result of accumulating snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire 25 News Viewing Area through 6 PM this evening. Plan ahead for a longer commute into work due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility from falling snow. The snow will become less intense by late morning, with off and on snow showers for the second half of the day. In total, 2-4″ of snow is expected to fall areawide, with the potential for 3-5″ for communities along and east of I-55.

Accumulating snow has created poor travel conditions for the morning commute.
Accumulating snow has created poor travel conditions for the morning commute.(WEEK)
Forecast Snowfall through Wednesday.
Forecast Snowfall through Wednesday.(WEEK)

The upcoming forecast remains unsettled, with multiple snow chances over the coming days. Scattered snow showers will continue Thursday, with another dusting to half inch possible in spots. A weak disturbance will bring the chance for another round of scattered snow showers Friday. Little to no additional accumulation is expected with the Friday round of snow showers.

Multiple snow chances over the coming days.
Multiple snow chances over the coming days.(WEEK)

The busy winter pattern will bring yet another weather system of interest for the weekend. Most of Saturday is trending dry, however central Illinois may see snow showers during the late evening hours. Light snow is then forecast to continue into Sunday morning. Stay tuned for more details any potential accumulation with this round of wintry weather.

Trending colder by the end of the extended forecast.
Trending colder by the end of the extended forecast.(WEEK)

Much colder air arrives for next week, with highs in the low 20s/upper teens and lows in the single digits to open February.