Snow will be likely tomorrow, starting as early as lunchtime. Expect snow chances to increase throughout the afternoon which will eventually lead to widespread snow by tomorrow evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of this storm. This will be in effect from 11 AM tomorrow morning through 6 AM Thursday morning.
Snow will initially fall as heavy, wet snow, but expect snowflakes to become drier and more fluffy as we head into Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This is because colder air will be moving in aloft.
This fluffy snow will also allow for snow totals to add up more quickly because dry snow accumulates more than wet snow.
Snow showers will be tapering off by Thursday morning, although we could see some lingering snow showers east of the Illinois River during the day on Thursday. Some blowing and drifting snow may be possible at times on Thursday as well.
Our snow forecast hasn't changed much except for a few minor tweaks. Overall, expect a widespread 3-5" area-wide.
Following this storm, expect bitter cold to return. Highs on Thursday will only be in the 20s, and afternoon temps may drop into the teens.
Lows on Friday morning could be below zero, and wind chill values may be close to -10 or below.
After highs only rebound into the teens Friday afternoon, we'll see a nice jump in temperatures this weekend with highs reaching the 30s and 40s.
We'll continue to keep you updated with the latest on tomorrow's snow and the cold blast coming later this week. Stay with Storm Team ABC on-air, online, and on social media for the latest.