Wintry weather to arrive in East Central Illinois by the end of the week

     The National Weather Service says a strong cold front is expected to sweep through Central Illinois on Wednesday night, bringing windy and sharply colder conditions by the end of the week.

     High temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s on Thursday, then temperatures will struggle to reach the lower to mid-20s by Friday.  Overnight lows will fall into the teens both Thursday and Friday night, with a few locations possibly dipping into the single digits. Brisk winds of 10 to 20 MPH will make It feel even colder, with wind chill values plunging to around zero on Thursday night into Friday morning.

     In addition to the colder weather, an upper level disturbance will bring periodic snow showers to the area from Wednesday night through Thursday night.  Accumulations of around one inch will be likely, with amounts of one to two inches possible along and north of the I-74 corridor.

     Motorists are advised to make preparations for slick roads from Wednesday through Friday.

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areader wrote on January 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

We all knew it was coming, right?  Bummer.



vikinghammer2 wrote on January 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

yea!!!! about time bring it on.

samlowry5611 wrote on January 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

What?   I'm for tough legislation!

areader wrote on January 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Funny!  :)

Bangaifish wrote on January 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I finally have a chance to use my new snowblower:)

MPCPlatinum wrote on January 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

As much as I dread the cold and snow, I will take this wonderful winter we've had so far every year!

mspontiac wrote on January 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

Aw, I was hoping we might be able to sqeak by with no snow at all this winter. Bummer!! :)