SATURDAY: Partly Sunny
Late PM Snow
Low 21/High 33
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy
PM Chance of Snow/Rain mix
Rising Temperatures late
Low 17/High 27
Rain, Freezing Mix
Low 20/High 45
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Cloudy
Chance of Snow
Low 18/High 24
--STORM TEAM FORECAST--
Most of the day on
Saturday will be partly sunny as temperatures climb to above 20-degrees
by the afternoon. That's about a 10 degree increase from highs on
Friday. Clouds will be on the increase later in the day as a Winter
storm begins to approach the region.
The first wave arrives late
Saturday night into Sunday bringing snow to the area from the southwest.
Snow will begin to fall late Saturday and continue overnight through
Sunday morning. Precipitation should remain in the form of a wet snow
throughout the day for the majority of the WCCU/FOX 27 viewing
area. A snow/rain mixture however, will be possible along/south of I-70.
Current indications suggest snowfall totals of 4 to 6 inches will be
possible for areas along the I-72 corridor across central Illinois and
east of Champaign-Urbana along the I-74 corridor. We could see those
snowfall totals decrease, as they could be offset by melting snow as
temperatures on Sunday rise to just above freezing.
A lull in
activity occurs late Sunday night through Monday as high pressure
temporarily takes over. As the high moves east, a stronger storm system
ejecting northeast out of the southwest takes aim on the region early
next week. Still seeing several difference in model runs but early
thoughts are that precipitation spreads across the area Monday night in
the form of freezing rain/sleet. Temperatures will likely warm to above
freezing Tuesday bringing an end to the icy precipitation. Rain will
then fall through the remainder of the day Tuesday before coming to an
end as snow Tuesday night. That will be followed by more cold air as
the rain changes back to snow on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend...and make it safe one!
--6-10 DAY OUTLOOK--
Temperatures readings are expected to be less than average during the
period while precipitation will be slightly below average as well.
Chief Weather Anchor