(OLNEY/NEWTON) As the weather disturbance that brought us very little in the form of precipitation overnight now moves off to the east, our weather conditions will stay cold on this Wednesday, although eventually some sunshine. The depth of the moisture actually falling to the ground last night was lacking, therefore the area along the U.S. Route 50 corridor and south of Interstate 70 received limited amounts of freezing rain and only a light coating of ice as a result. Most of the heavier amounts was to our south, along and south of Interstate 64. A surface ridge will keep us dry with a slight warm up tomorrow into Friday. Saturday will bring us some rain in the afternoon, changing over to snow late that night into Sunday. We’ll return to the 40’s with a warm up by mid-week, next week. Stay tuned to a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for updates.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The National Weather Service earlier this morning cancelled its Winter Weather Advisory that originally was in effect for our region through this morning, mostly due to the lack of precipitation that was actually falling, plus most of what was coming down moved out of the region earlier than expected. While all area highways and major roads are mostly clear with a few slick spots along the edges, most rural roads are clear with the exception of some blowing snow or slippery spots. All drivers should allow a little extra time while traveling this morning although all the conditions will improve by midday. Areas further north and to the south/southeast were affected with snow and ice respectively. For the latest road conditions in Illinois, call the IDOT hotline, at 800-452-4368 or go online at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.