Tuesday: 'The evening rush hour will not be good'
LINCOLN — Champaign-Urbana and Danville are included in the snow band where the highest snowfall totals are expected Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service says.
"Six to eight inches," said meteorologist Dan Smith at the weather service office in Lincoln. "The potential is there for that, And then over to Indiana they may get a few inches more. The past several model runs have shifted all of this farther south so I don't want to get into pinpointing an area too much. It's still in flux.
"But the potential is there for an area from Jacksonville to Springfield to Decatur to Champaign and Danville as the area with the greatest amount of snowfall."
Smith said temperatures — with forecast highs around 26 degrees Tuesday — dictate that the precipitation will not be rain.
"All snow," he said.
The snowfall will start in the Champaign-Urbana area between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, he said, "probably more toward between 2 and 4. The morning rush will be fine. The evening rush hour will not be good."
During the snowfall the weather service is calling for northeasterly winds of 10 to 20 mph, becoming 15 to 25 mph Tuesday night and decreasing Wednesday to 15 to 17 mph. Blowing snow is forecast for between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday.