Incoming snow prompts Winter Storm Watch in central in this weekend

Frederick Owens
January 11, 2019

Total snowfall is forecast to range from 7-inches in central Illinois to an inch or less near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

As the system moves east toward the southeastern U.S. snow will spread into central IL tonight and continue through the day Saturday.

Snow intensity will increase Saturday evening, and turn heavy Saturday night into early Sunday.

Our Friday will be dry and with early sunshine, as our first winter storm is not expected to arrive until early Saturday morning.

Highs Friday are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s before falling below freezing.

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This evening the transition from rain to snow will occur and wouldn't be surprised if by 9pm all of northeast Kansas will be getting snow. Wind chills will be held to the teens and 20s all day. Everyone will get a chance of an inch or so of snow with this system. If possible it would be a good idea to stay as close to KC as possible tonight so you have less of a drive on Saturday.

Gusty northwest winds up to 35 miles per hour will cause blowing snow.

If cold air hangs on a little longer, more snow could be expected. Light on-and-off snow will continue into Monday afternoon.

Portions of central Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont and extreme southern Maryland.

Forecasters are calling for snow ranging from 2 to 6 inches, with the highest amounts along and north of Highway 50.

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