PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – Winter weather advisories remain in effect for Central Illinois from 6 pm Tuesday through 6 pm Wednesday as snow is expected to redevelop across the region this evening.
A wave of rain and snow brought portions of Central Illinois a quick inch of slushy snow Tuesday morning resulting in slick travel conditions for the Tuesday morning. Most of that snow has since melted but another round of snow is on the way as the main system moves through the region.
As was mentioned in the previous forecast, storm total accumulations were cut in half late Monday night due to the southern shift in the storm track. Snow will gradually increase this evening with periods of moderate snow possible east of the Illinois River. Snow is expected to end from west to east through noon Wednesday. Additional snowfall accumulations of 2-4 inches are expected east of the Illinois River while 1-3 inches of snow is expected west of the Illinois River.
Pavement temperatures have climbed back into the lower to mid 30s since the morning snow, so it will take some time for the additional snow to accumulate on the roads. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate after 8 pm east of the Illinois River as slushy snow starts to stick to paved surfaces.
Despite the weaker storm, winds will still remain an issue late Tuesday night and Wednesday as they blow from the north at 10-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. This will contribute to some blowing and drifting snow but it shouldn’t be as severe as it was originally forecast.
Be sure to follow your local weather authority for additional forecast updates and monitor the changing weather and road conditions if you plan on traveling.