Winter Storm Warning for Parts of Region

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While this event is trending more in the direction of ice, if the moisture sticks around long enough, we could see a dusting of snow in the evening, with the highest chance for snow being in the Shoals.

Snow clears out from west to east after 5 p.m.

In addition, northerly winds of 20-30 mph will result in rapidly falling temperatures during the morning hours. Rain and even a few storms will be the case early tomorrow morning.

Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. It is this time period that will either cut eventual snow totals or help them out. About 3 to 4 inches is expected for the Elizabethtown area and up to a quarter inch of ice.

A total ice accumulation of several hundredths of an inch is possible, according to the weather service. Wind chills are expected to be below freezing and speeds are expected to be between 10-25 miles per hour. Those areas are expected to see snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Strong northwesterly winds gusting to 35 miles per hour will keep wind chills in the single digits and lower 10s today.

Snow is likely on Friday in the Billings area while the high will be about 9 degrees. Accumulations of snow, if any, are under an inch.

Widespread rain across the region will transition to freezing rain and sleet this afternoon as temperatures plummet.

Gusty winds are possible in wind prone areas producing localized blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.

A cold front will bring scattered showers on Thursday, with the best chance for rain on Thursday night and into early Friday.

The Weather Service says the possibility of up to two inches of rain and subsequent snowfall, coupled with snow melt, would create the potential for flooding.

The weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Champaign, Christian, DeWitt, Douglas, Logan, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon and Shelby counties. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with highs reaching the 30s to around 40.