Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Central Illinois; icing possible

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Central Illinois; icing possible

Chief Keith says that if your travels take you to eastern Arkansas prepare for more significant travel issues.

Several school districts have already closed ahead of the winter weather, including Metro Nashville Public Schools, Clarksville-Montgomery County, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties. Rain and even a few storms will be the case early tomorrow morning.

Friday is very warm and wet with plenty of rain.

Rain before noon, then rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet between noon and 3pm, then snow and freezing rain after 3pm. Expect road conditions to deteriorate throughout the day, with roads eventually becoming snow covered in the afternoon. Heavier snow of 8 to 12 inches is possible if the storm slips to our south and east, and 2 to 3 inches if it pushes to the north and west. This weekend gets down right cold with highs in the lower 20s and upper teens.

Wednesday's low in Madison was 30 at 3:09 a.m., 19 degrees above the normal low and 52 degrees above the record low of 22 below for January 10, set in 1979 and 1982.

This could change by Friday, but as of Wednesday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologists in Paducah believe snow, sleet and ice are on their way to the area.

FRIDAY NIGHT: A wintry mix to snow will develop with overnight low temperatures around 16 degrees.

The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to prepare for potential hazardous conditions ... Places like Uniontown and Morgantown likely will see more rain and freezing rain, with only a quick shot of snow early Saturday before ending. The record high for the month was set on January 29, 2013, when the temperature reached 63 degrees.

Saturday night's low will be near 16, with Sunday's low near 21.

Look for sunny skies Sunday, with a high near 18. A north northwest wind of 8 to 15 miles per hour may gust as high as 26 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. The heaviest snow will fall overnight Friday. Southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.

Friday night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.

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