Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Overnight Friday Snow

Travel south impacted Saturday – Winter Weather Advisory for heavy snow here in effect generally south of Interstate-80

Travel south impacted Saturday – Winter Weather Advisory for heavy snow here in effect generally south of Interstate-80

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today for southern Erie County and Crawford County, according to the National Weather Service.

The watch that's in effect from Friday night through Sunday morning covers 25 in counties and includes the cities of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Columbus, Terre Haute and Vincennes, as well as numerous other communities. Snow rates will gradually increase as you head through the day, so road conditions may be OK until later in the afternoon. Get ready. The pattern that has kept this winter's cold and snow at bay thus far is now starting to "awaken" so-to-speak.

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Areas can expect generally 2-4 inches with higher amounts South and West of Metro area.

During the day Friday, rain will surge northeastward across the southern and central Plains. The heaviest axis of snow will be along a line from Ottumwa to Mount Pleasant, and Galesburg with four to six inches looking likely in these areas. Some of the snow will become mixed with rain on Saturday, mainly in areas along and south of I-70. The steadiest snow is most likely late Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.

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Highs do warm back in the 40s next week however based on the amount of snow that accumulates temperatures may have to be adjusted (either way). Much of central IL was forecast to receive 6 to 8 inches. However, an area of up to 6 inches of accumulation can occur with up to 12 inches possible.

Shoveling and plowing operations are likely to be needed in preparation for the National Football League playoff game in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon. A midwest storm will make headlines, however Michiana will be on the northern edge, with marginal snowfall. The snow will become widespread over Missouri and IL overnight. The snow ends by Sunday with clearing skies into Monday of next week.

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