(OLNEY/NEWTON) We’ll have an overcast sky today after last night’s storm system brought us some light snow and a reinforced shot of cold air. But after a dry Tuesday that all changes tonight, although weather models are so varied with this approaching storm that the track is still uncertain. Our precipitation south of Interstate 70 is likely to start in the form of light snow just after dark, then change to sleet and/or freezing rain after midnight before it all ends around daybreak tomorrow morning. While less than a half inch of snow is expected, the area ice accumulations should generally remain under a tenth of an inch. We’re back in the deepfreeze tomorrow night, but then a slight warm up on Friday and rain chances on Saturday. Some light snow chances Saturday night before it ends followed by a dry Sunday. Stay tuned for weather updates.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6:00 tonight through 6:00 Wednesday morning for Jasper, Richland, and most all surrounding counties. The anticipated snow, freezing rain, and/or sleet tonight will result in difficult travel conditions, especially during the morning commute tomorrow (Wednesday). Total ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch are expected with less than a half inch of snow. All drivers should be prepared for slippery road conditions overnight and through early tomorrow morning. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained by calling the IDOT hotline, at 800-452-4368 or go online at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.