Freezing rain, sleet, and snow tonight will lead to slick travel conditions

Winter Weather Advisory in effect
Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 4:28 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the viewing area from 6 PM tonight through 8 AM Sunday morning. Mixed precipitation of freezing rain and snow will bring slick traveling conditions across the area, especially on overpasses, ramps, secondary roads, and untreated surfaces. Snow accumulations up to an inch and ice accretions up to a tenth of an inch are possible for Peoria, Tazewell, Knox, Stark, Marshall, Woodford, Fulton, and Mason counties. Higher amounts are possible in Livingston and LaSalle counties. Lesser amounts in Logan and McLean counties as they’ll see more rain.

Up to a tenth of an inch in ice accretion; up to an inch for snow accumulation.
Up to a tenth of an inch in ice accretion; up to an inch for snow accumulation.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

Mixed precipitation will likely begin from the west around dinner time and will continue through the early overnight hours. Freezing rain and sleet may be on and off at times, and best areas for ice accretion are along the IL river valley through I-55. There will not be a lot of snow left by this system by any means. Up to an inch is possible and looks most likely for areas north of 74 closer to I-80.

Valid at 6:15 PM Saturday
Valid at 6:15 PM Saturday(25 News First Alert Weather Team)
Valid Saturday at 9:00PM
Valid Saturday at 9:00PM(25 News First Alert Weather Team)
Valid at 7:15 AM Sunday
Valid at 7:15 AM Sunday(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

Any melting snow and rain we see will likely refreeze overnight so that will also lead to more slick spots. Lows will fall into the teens and highs will only climb into the low to mid 20s with mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds. Wind chills will be in the teens as a result. Highs don’t get better Monday and Tuesday, in fact, they’ll be the coldest of the week only climbing into the teens. Lows Sunday night through Tuesday night will be in the single digits and low teens, o wind chills will fall below zero (most likely Tuesday morning). The good news is the next week looks dry!

Dry but much colder.
Dry but much colder.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)