Weather forecasts for winter are published to WGEM's viewing area:
Clark, Hancock, Lee, McDonough, Schuyler, Scotland and Scott County from 9 PM tonight to 9:00 am Thursday.
Adams, Brown, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Shelby County from 6 pm tonight to noon Thursday.
Impacts: Expected dangerous journey. Snowfall to about an inch, worn to about half an inch, and a thin ice glass of ice are possible precipitation types and totals that can occur at the time the storm ends at noon on Thursday.
At present, we have clouds and calm weather conditions with temperatures in the lower to mid-30s.
Later in the evening, a freezing rain and veil mix is expected to develop in the area and will continue overnight.
Eventually snow will blend into rainfall and switch to all snows sometimes Thursday morning in central and northern vision areas.
This evening's situation will result in slippery roads and dangerous driving conditions that last through Thursday morning. [1
When the storm ends at noon Thursday, snow accumulations will be about one inch to one and a half hours possibly with slender accumulations of almost half an inch with a thin coating of ice accumulation.
Do not investigate ice, it does not take much ice accumulation to cause very dangerous driving force
The morning shuttle will probably be a mess with very slippery roads and difficult driving conditions, so drivers need to be alert and use extra caution.
Temperatures up through the atmosphere will play a major role On what type of precipitation, different areas can look, and these types can move back and forth across the area at times.
By Thursday afternoon, the weather pattern will take over cloudy skies in the forecast and heights in the mid 30s.
Mostly cloudy in clouds is expected most of the day in Friday with a thin chance that there will be a rainfall in the winter.
Our next big snowfall comes Friday night and continues through Saturday before Saturday night.
Gusty winds and moderate to heavy snowfall as it looks right now are 4-8 inches of snowfall possible with near snowstorm conditions, resulting in very dangerous conditions and so traveling will not be recommended this weekend.
The snowfall figure may change over the weekend due to a change in the storm system track, so please be updated for updates ahead.
Very cold air arrives on Saturday night until Sunday.
More snow will be in the forecast by next week!
See the WGEM News on Five for the latest forecast data!
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist