Snowfall Forecast Update

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Peoria, Ill. – Another round of snow brought a widespread 1-3 inches of snow to Central Illinois Thursday night with pockets of 2-4 west of the Illinois River. Here are some of the reports from Thursday night…

Knoxville – 2.5″
Peoria – 2.4″
Roanoke – 2.0″
Havana – 1.7″
Atlanta – 1.5″
Washington – 1.1″

As of noon Friday, Peoria has received 3.9″ inches of snow since the storm began Wednesday night and another round is expected Friday night.

Snowfall Forecast – Through noon Saturday
Models have trended further north with this next round of snow, placing the heaviest snow north of I-80 over the western suburbs of Chicago. Still, light snow accumulations are expected along and north of I-74 through noon Saturday and could once again make roads slick Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Bureau, Putnam and La Salle Counties through noon Saturday.

Snow accumulations will be lightest along I-74 where an inch or less of snow is expected. Snow accumulations will gradually increase further north with 1-3 inches expected in Pontiac while 2-4 inches of snow are possible over La Salle County. South of I-74, snow accumulations will be minimal with nothing more than some light flurries or brief snow showers.

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