A significant snowfall looks likely for parts of the area. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the I-74 corridor and areas south. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for areas north of I-74.
Snowfall will begin to move into the area this evening from southwest to northeast. Snow looks to reach our area around 8-9 PM.
Snow showers will continue to move into the area in the following hours, and widespread snowfall is likely after midnight. These snow showers will continue into the morning hours.
Our heaviest snow will be during the first half of Saturday, however, snow showers are likely to continue into the afternoon and evening hours.
Some snow showers may linger as late as Saturday night, but they should be out of the area by Sunday morning.
Travel will likely be difficult on Saturday, especially for areas near I-74 and south.
Here is a recap of this storm’s timing.
I have decided to increase some of my snowfall totals. Here is what we can expect for this storm.
Most of Logan and Mason Counties, southern Fulton County, and extreme southern Tazewell and McLean Counties.
Central and northern Fulton County, most of Tazewell, McLean, and Woodford Counties, Peoria County, southern Livingston County, and southern and central Knox County.
Northern Knox County, Stark, Marshall, and Putnam Counties, and central and northern Livingston County.
Remember, travel will be difficult on Saturday. Use caution if you need to be on the roads, but if you don’t have to be out it is a good idea to stay home.
We’ll continue to update you with the latest on-air, online, and on social media.
-Chief Meteorologist Brian Walder