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Weather Today

SATURDAY: Partly Sunny
Late PM Snow
High 26

SUNDAY: Clouds
Snow Likely
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



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--

March 5-9: Temperatures readings are expected to be less than average during the period while precipitation will be slightly below average as well.

Katy Kramer
Morning Meteorologist

Doug Quick
Chief Weather Anchor

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