Winter Storm Warning Issued; Heavy Snow Expected

Winter Storm Warning Issued; Heavy Snow Expected

January 11 – The National Weather Service in Lincoln has placed much of Central Illinois under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Sunday, with up to nine inches of snow expected.

A winter storm system will track across the southern plains today. As the system moves east toward the southeastern U.S., snow will spread into the area tonight and continue through the day Saturday. Some of the snow will become mixed with rain on Saturday.

Total snowfall of seven to nine inches is expected to occur along and south of a line from Rushville to Lincoln to Danville. Most of the snow will occur between 6 p.m. this evening and 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. People who must travel should keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicles in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained by calling 1-800-452-4368.