Sleet more than possible; it's happening

Sleet more than possible; it's happening

Weather Story from the NWS office in Louisville, KY

Graphical depiction of the weather story for today.

PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-
DOUGLAS-COLES-EDGAR-SHELBY-CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-
CRAWFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DANVILLE...
SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...CHARLESTON...MATTOON...
SHELBYVILLE...EFFINGHAM
1204 PM CST WED JAN 25 2012

WEATHER SYSTEM DEVELOPING TO THE SOUTH IS SPREADING A WINTRY MIX
OF PRECIPITATION INTO CENTRAL ILLINOIS TODAY. OBSERVATIONS ARE CHANGING
RAPIDLY BETWEEN SNOW...RAIN...FREEZING DRIZZLE...AND SLEET. THE
TEMPERATURES ARE HOVERING VERY NEAR TO FREEZING AS WARM AIR IS
MOVING INTO THE REGION AND TRYING TO COUNTER SOME COOLING WITHIN
THE STORMS. BECAUSE OF THIS...A MIX OF PRECIPITATION TYPES ARE
FALLING ACROSS THE STATE. WITH TEMPERATURES SO CLOSE TO
FREEZING...SLICK ROADS ARE DEVELOPING RATHER QUICKLY...AND WILL
REMAIN AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.

MELT AND REFREEZE OF THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AS
WELL...AND ROAD CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
TRAVELING...PARTICULARLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70...AND SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 72.
 

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